Wednesday, May 31, 2006


In case anybody's been looking for the Gudo Nishijima / Chodo Cross translation of Dogen's Shobogenzo and couldn't find it, or else found it for a ridiculously high price, check out the link below or click on the title of this article. The full four volume set is now available through at just $23.99 per volume.

This is the best, most reliable English translation of the complete Shobogenzo that ever has been or ever will be produced. I've sat down with the Japanese version and this translation open to the same passage a great number of times and it's like someone gave you magic glasses that enabled you to read exactly what the original Japanese text says in crystal clear English. You cannot do this with any other edition.

It's great to see this available once again. Buy a set or be a loser!