Abstract: Tollini, Aldo (2006)

The Rediscovery of a Text: the Case of Shôbôgenzô

Shôbôgenzô is the most important and best known work of Dôgen (1200-1253), and a masterpiece not only of Buddhist doctrine and practice, but also a landmark in the history of Japanese thought. It was written over a long span of time, from 1231 to the year of the author's death in 1253. There are known to exist versions that consist of 12, 75, and 95 chapters.