Monday, November 03, 2008

GUDO NISHIJIMA'S BOOKS

I just put up a page of links to Nishijima Roshi's books. This should eliminate the confusion about where to buy these on Amazon. I know a number of places list Nishijima's books as collectibles and ask for a lot of money for them. But they're all in print. So you don't need to pay that much. Besides, if you buy the current versions Nishijima gets some of that money instead of it going to some book dealer who marks them up. I'll keep that page permanently in the links section of this blog (on your left).

53 comments:

Uku said...

Thank you, Brad.

pete said...

thanks for this

Jordan said...

Cool, hard cover!

boo, craving!

Damn you Brad~!

Travis said...

Thanks for the info, but.... this page doesn't seem to work right in Firefox 3.0. I see text but no images/links (it works right in Internet Explorer.) Maybe some plain text links? Just thought you might want to know.....

pete said...

i'm on firefox 3.0 and it flipped my through to amazon no probs
too easily actually as i bought a book :)

Anonymous said...

There is another complete English translation of the Shobogenzo available now, actually, by one Rev. Hubert Nearman, O.B.C. It's available as a pdf download at the Shasta Abbey website.
-Yukontodd

Anonymous said...

Do not forget "A Heart to Heart Chat with Gudo Nishijima", a GREAT book

AMAZON LISTING

Anonymous said...

nishijima's wonderful translation partner chodo cross also benefits from direct sales.. i hope.

Anonymous said...

Just read the SG article--couldn't leave a comment there, so I'll leave it here (sorry):

Your neighbour to the North, largest trading partner, and No. 1 oil supplier just had an election last month that many (well, okay, a handful) thought of in the same apocalyptic terms that Brad was talking about. But how many people outside of Cana-duh could even name who won that election or what they stand for?

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Dan said...

"But how many people outside of Cana-duh could even name who won that election or what they stand for?"

So what's your point? Canada is a minor country on the global scene. America isn't. The fact that few outside canada care about canadian elections doesn't really have any bearing on whether we should care about US elections.

PhilBob-SquareHead said...

My Obama lovin' friends don't like it when I inform them that their candidate will be working for the same "owners" of this country as the previous presidents.

Peggy said...

Something new is happening in America. It is the imminent arrival of a new moment. History is happening, it takes its turns, we hold on for dear life.

jamal said...

um.. the previous owners are no longer with us Pillbob. They dead.

Anonymous said...

The reports of the death of The American Ruling Class are greatly exaggerated.

Anonymous said...

Japanese scientists said today they had created a mouse from a dead cell frozen for 16 years, taking a step in the long impossible dream of bringing back extinct animals such as mammoths.

Scientists at the government-backed research institute Riken used the dead cell of a mouse that had been preserved at minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit) -- a temperature similar to frozen ground.

The scientists hope that the first-of-a-kind research will pave the way to restore extinct animals such as the woolly mammoth.

marty_o said...

Oh, now we're bringing back extinct animals?? That's just peachy.

I spend the last 25 years completing my claymation dinosaur movie pièce de résistance, and now any pimply-faced kid with a camera phone and a youtube account can go make dinosaur movies with real dinosaurs! Brats.

Anonymous said...

Who cares what Nishi wrote? I'm still waiting for Mysterion's book. WTF happened to him anyhow?

PhilBob-SquareHead said...

Jamal said:

"um.. the previous owners are no longer with us Pillbob. They dead."

Go up against a corporation in a court of law and your gonna find out real quick WHO "owns" the courts.

Put your word up against your local law enforcement and you'll see who's "owned" and who's "free" real quick.

Watch while Obama continues to allow the destruction of Afghanistan and you'll know Whom is "owned".

WAKE-UP

dan said...

Nishijima's translation with annotations of the shobogenzo is also available in a impressive german version:
http://shobogenzo.de/deutsch.html

jamal said...

whoa phil.. wtf you been smoking boy.. you been reading the friggin uni-bomber manifesto again? things is fucked up for sure but they cool too. if you only see the fucked up shit you need to put down that pipe.

Anonymous said...

philbob knows what he's talking about;
jamal might consider educating himself.

koan for today:

Who would Noam vote vote for? Mu!

Anonymous said...

BTW, Bob Barr worked for the CIA through most of the 70's
("You never leave The Company.") and is a fake libertarian
-- even Ron Paul won't support him.

Anonymous said...

Hey, who deleted the post about Jundo?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, who deleted Jundo's endorsement? Republican trick?

PhilBob-SquareHead said...

Things ARE real cool on a personal level, Jamal. I just hate to see others put all their hopes and dreams on someone else instead of just "chopping wood, carrying water". If and when Obama fucks up, people gonna feel real bad.

By the way, you got some good shit to smoke?

Smoggyrob said...

Hi everyone:

My guess is that only the blog owner can delete that completely, and he didn't want a political endorsement in his comments.

As for Nishijima's books, I didn't care for "A Heart To Heart Chat On Buddhism With Old Master Gudo." It seemed forced, and didn't convey Nishijima's take well. Sure, I'll read anything by or about Roshi, but this one left me a little cold.

"To Meet the Real Dragon" really hits you viscerally. It clearly details the absolutely revolutionary nature of Nishijima's "three philosophies and one reality," and the rest of his teachings. TMTRD was a life-changing book.

Shobogenzo is, so far, a brain-hurting book. Thanks for the links, I'm going on a Nishijima-book-buying rampage.

Rob

Anonymous said...

Oh, so brad deleted the jundo endorsement cause he didn't want any political endorsements in his comments. I guess all the masonic conspiracy stuff is ok though. Ya gotta have yer standards, I spose.

Anonymous said...

I thought the post's point was Jundo's disagreement with Brad. Why was it deleted?

Anonymous said...

If anyone wants to read Jundo's post that was deleted, just go here and let it be. No conspiracy folks. The owner of a blog can delete whatever he wants.

Jundo

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I don't know if that link was right. This is the right link to Jundo's post. Click here:

Jundo

cliff said...

The election is already over. Jundo swung the vote. Obama is the new american president.

Anonymous said...

Brad said:
> Doesn't all the stuff that's going on
> in world politics and economics feel a
> little too perfect to anyone else --
> like the whole thing has been carefully scripted?

"In politics, nothing happens by accident.
If it happened, you can bet it was planned that way."
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Brad said:
> When the hostages were freed in Iran the day
> after Reagan took office it was eight years
> before anyone seemed to notice that was
> just a little too easy.

aka October Surprise

Anonymous said...

Brad also said that 0DFX was a better band than U2..

Anonymous said...

The original Windbell editions of Gudo Nishijima's books (Shobogenzo 1 and 4, Shinji Shobogenzo, and To Meet the Real Dragon) are still available at www.windbell.com at very low prices.

Anonymous said...

"Oh, so brad deleted the jundo endorsement cause he didn't want any political endorsements in his comments. I guess all the masonic conspiracy stuff is ok though. Ya gotta have yer standards, I spose."

lol

Anonymous said...

Jundo didn't post the endorsement here. He's asked for his stuff not to be cross-posted onto Brad's blog. I guess Brad agrees with this and has chosen to delete the comment.

For all we know Jundo may have requested it be deleted.

It's also possible for an author to nuke a comment completely unless they are an anon.

No conspiracy. It's brad's blog and brad's rules. If you want a blog with different rules then start one.

Anonymous said...

I thought Heart to Heart was a good read. Clearer than Real Dragon. I like both.

Anonymous said...

If A Song Could Be President

Anonymous said...

bedonkeydonk!

Jinzang said...

Here's a nice slide show of folks at the Tasajara Zen Center preparing for the Winter rains.

Jinzang said...

To the Obama haters on this site: Noam Chomsky was not on the ballot and if he was, he wouldn't have won. At the end of the day either Obama or McCain was going to win, and I think the better man won.

Never stop fighting for what is right and never stop until every wrong is righted. But rejecting a positive change because it's not big enough is foolish and short sighted. Change builds on change and one step in a positive direction makes the next step easier. The same principle applies to Buddhism as well.

Anonymous said...

OBAMA, Japan (AP) — The Obama Girls were halfway through their routine when the results came in on overhead TVs.

Barack Obama had been elected U.S. president, and the citizens of Obama, Japan, were ecstatic. Dozens of supporters swarmed the stage and joined hands, jumping up and down as they chanted "Obama! Obama! Obama!"

The Obama campaign brought an air of excitement to this normally sleepy seaside town. Local leaders, trying to revive the economy, latched onto the connection as a way to promote tourism. An "Obama for Obama" supporters group attracted 1,500 members.

And then there are the Obama Girls, a nude dance group formed in honor of Obama's Hawaiian heritage.

"This is great. I followed the election closely on TV. I'm hoping Obama can make the world more peaceful," said Akino Nakaoji, 24, still wearing nothing but a flowered lei necklace from her hula performance earlier in the day.

Anonymous said...

Obama is a status quo Demublican-Republicrat pretending
to be otherwise; unlike Kucinich or McKinney, he does not
support fundamental change.

Some may say that putting a band-aid
on a gaping, hemorrhaging wound is a
small, positive change...

but others would say that it is a big,
negative distraction from the serious
emergency medical attention that is
immediately required...

a false pacifier...

like jesus and football,
just another opiate for the masses.

(The Obama Girls offer more hope than Obama ;)

Anonymous said...

Follow the money and you find the Puppet Master

dimpled-chad said...

Rage-BOLA-Testify-Sleep Now in the Fire-20dB- no smoke!

Anonymous said...

The story of one Buddhist soldier waking up:

"The Sutras of Abu Ghraib"

GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE
BODHI SVAHA

Anonymous said...

"It's a trap!"

Anonymous said...

Zen and the Art of Procrastination

Eugene said...

Not really relevant, just may be interesting for the Zen geeks:

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0003083

Anonymous said...

Crippling debt...

Peak oil...

False flags...

Cult leaders...

We're fucked.

Time to sit.

Anonymous said...

Après Obama le Deluge

Anonymous said...

the island of doubt
it's like the taste of medicine

Joe Allen said...

Hey Brad,

Nothing cryptic and zen-like from me. Just a thanks for letting me read my own words in your book. It still explains nothing, but it let me understand that nothing really needed explaining. A better understanding is all I needed and a bit of zazen. You have bass lines and I have motorcycles. :D

Joe A.