SDSU Index

Sit Down and Shut Up / Shobogenzo Index

SDSU

Shobogenzo / Dogen

Chapter #

Page #

Chapter Title

Book

Chapter Title – Japanese

Chapter Title – English

Chapter #

Page #

Topic

3

32

Proper Posture Required

I

Bendowa

A Talk about Pursuing the Truth

1

1

Is zazen too difficult for ordinary people? No!

2

17

“Genjo Koan”

I

Genjo Koan

The Realized Universe

3

27

Shobogenzo in one chapter, with most quotable quotes

23

234

Enlightenment Is for Sissies!

I

Genjo Koan

The Realized Universe

3

28

Real enlightenment is not an experience.

6

62

The Colors of the Mind

I

Ikka-no-myoju

One Bright Pearl

4

31

Gensa stubs toe “I just can’t be deceived by others”

14

145

Sex and Sin

I

Raihai Tokuzui

Prostrating to the Atainment of the Marrow

8

57

Sexism*

24

240

The Eight Truths of Great Human Beings

I

Shoaku-makusa

Not Doing Wrongs

10

85

Mindfulness is: donkey>well, well>donkey, well>well, donkey>donkey

17

181

Death

II

Gyobutsu Yuigi

Dignified Behavior of Acting Buddha

23

29

Birth and death

22

221

The Same Difference

II

Bukkyo

Sameness and Difference

24

47

Words about going beyond words

13

133

The Twelvefold Chain

II

Bukkyo

Sameness and Difference

24

52

Twelvefold Chain of Dependent Co-origination

4

46

Four Points of Zazen

II

Zazenshin

A Needle for Zazen

27

77

So what the hell is the point of just sitting?; “Polishing a tile to make a mirror”

19

192

It! The Thing from Beyond the Realm of Mind

II

Inmo

It

29

101

Ultimate truth; God

19

195

It! The Thing from Beyond the Realm of Mind

II

Inmo

It

29

101

re: yogacara/cittamatra, “mind-only”

19

198

It! The Thing from Beyond the Realm of Mind

II

Inmo

It

29

101

“We ourselves are tools which it [inmo] posesses within this Universe in the ten directions.”

9

96

Buddha Never Metta Man He Didn’t Like

II

Kannon

Avalokitesvara

33

179

Compassion

16

169

The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg

II

Kannon

Avalokitesvara

33

179

Understanding reality

16

171

The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg

II

Mu-chu-setsu-mu

Preaching a Dream within a Dream

38

219

Dogen’s take on the idea that the material world is an illusion

9

99

Buddha Never Metta Man He Didn’t Like

III

Bodaisatta-shishobo

Four Elements of a Bodhisattva’s Social Relations

45

29

Dogen re: good interactions between people

23

234

Enlightenment Is for Sissies!

III

Bodaisatta-shishobo

Four Elements of a Bodhisattva’s Social Relations

45

29

Your ordinary life is the absolute truth.

25

247

The Ultimate Truth

III

Sangai-yuishin

The Triple World is Just the Mind

47

43

You are an expression of the Ultimate Truth.

19

198

It! The Thing from Beyond the Realm of Mind

III

Mujo Seppo

The Non-Emotional Preaches the Dharma

53

122

Dogen’s view of the universe; “There are thousands of eyes on the tips of fingers…” a la Beast with a Million Eyes

3

31

Proper Posture Required

III

Zazengi

The Standard Method of Zazen

58

167

What is zazen?

4

40

Four Points of Zazen

III

Zazengi

The Standard Method of Zazen

58

167

What you think about in zazen is not very important

19

199

It! The Thing from Beyond the Realm of Mind

III

Ganzei

Eyes

63

215

The word “eye” describing the universe’s ability to perceive and experience itself

15

159

The Futile Pursuit of Happiness?

III

Kajo

Everyday Life

64

221

The balanced state

12

128

“Hyakujo’s Fox”

IV

Dai-shugyo

Great Practice

76

43

Cause and effect from the point of view of action itself

11

114

Evil Is Stupid

IV

Koku

Space

77

55

sunyata, emptiness, ku, mu

11

122

Evil Is Stupid

IV

Sanji No Go

Karma in Three Times

84

115

karma; moral law of cause and effect

12

128

“Hyakujo’s Fox”

IV

Shinjin-inga

Deep Belief in Cause and Effect

89

187

Subjective view of cause and effect

6

67

The Colors of the Mind

IV

Yui-Butsu Yo Butsu

Buddhas Alone, Together with Buddhas

91

213

Deceiving yourself by believing your own thoughts; Idea of the unreality of self

17

178

Death

IV

Shoji

Life and Death

92

221

Life and death

24

236

The Eight Truths of Great Human Beings

IV

Hachi-dainingaku

The Eight Truths of a Great Human Being

95

233

Desireable personal qualities, according to Buddha

6

65

The Colors of the Mind

Shinji Shobogenzo

1, 1

3

“Where are you from?” “From Mount Sokei”

4

47

Four Points of Zazen

Shinji Shobogenzo

1, 8

12

Polishing a tile to make a mirror

12

125

“Hyakujo’s Fox”

Shinji Shobogenzo

2, 2

139

Hyakujo’s Fox

9

96

Buddha Never Metta Man He Didn’t Like

Shinji Shobogenzo

2, 5

146

What does Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva do with so many hands and eyes?

24

240

The Eight Truths of Great Human Beings

Shinji Shobogenzo

2, 25

174

“donkey” quote? Re: mindfulness

19

198

It! The Thing from Beyond the Realm of Mind

Shinji Shobogenzo

2, 48

197

Who can hear the non-emotional preaching the dharma?

21

215

Bad Hair Day

Shinji Shobogenzo

2,77

229

“A lone naked body in the ten thousand phenomena is just the ten thousand phenomena.”

21

212

Bad Hair Day

Shinji Shobogenzo

2, 79

232

“When all the houses close their doors, how do we behave ourselves?”

15

160

The Futile Pursuit of Happiness?

Shinji Shobogenzo

3, 33

300

Master Joshu: “Please have a cup of tea.”

7

75

Kill Your Anger

Shobogenzo Zuimonki

1, 10

40

Arguing and anger

10

109-110

Cleaning Up Your Room

Shobogenzo Zuimonki

4, 4

137

Real zen practice like getting wet by walking through fog

24

240

The Eight Truths of Great Human Beings

Shobogenzo Zuimonki

4, 7

144

To Buddhists, everything is alive

5

53

Zazen by Alone

Moon in a Dewdrop

Gakudo Yojiu Shu

Practical Advice for Studying the Buddhist Truth

Teacher required to study Buddhism

14

147

Sex and Sin

Enlightenment Unfolds

Hokyo-ki

Record of the Baoquing Era (Journal of My Study in China)

1

3

Morality; sexual morality

3

32

Proper Posture Required

I

Fukan-zazengi

Universal Guide to the Standard Method of Zazen

241

Zazen is for everyone

25

248

The Ultimate Truth

Zen Mind, Beginners’s Mind

Mind Waves

I, 4

22

Mind includes everything

25

250

The Ultimate Truth

Zen Mind, Beginners’s Mind

Epilogue

172

You can not see your eyes; Everything you encounter is part of this body/mind

Sit Down and Shut Up
Shobogenzo and online
Shinji Shobogenzo
Shobogenzo Zuimonki and online
Enlightenment Unfolds
Moon in a Dewdrop
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

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