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Dōgen

China dào yuán
Japan dou gen
Dōgen

Usually, when people are looking for "Dogen," they are referring to the Japanese Zen monk by this name.

He lived from 1200-1253. This Dogen name or title literally means "The Way Origin" or "Beginning of the Path." It is understood to mean "beginning of right doctrine or faith" in the context of his name and work to establish the Sōtō school of Zen in Japan.

To accomplish that task, this humble monk traveled from Japan and across China to find the more original or pure forms of Buddhism.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

道元

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Mandarin dào yuán / dao4 yuan2
Taiwan tao yüan
Japanese michimoto / みちもと    dougen / dogen / どうげん
Dōgen
Japanese (surname) Michimoto; (person) Dogen (Zen monk) (1200-1253)
The beginning of right doctrine, i.e. faith; the origin of the way

同源

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Mandarin tóng yuán / tong2 yuan2
Taiwan t`ung yüan / tung yüan
Japanese dougen / dogen / どうげん
Chinese homology (biology); a common origin
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) the same origin
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

道眼

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Mandarin dào yǎn / dao4 yan3
Taiwan tao yen
Japanese dōgen
The eye attained through the cultivation of Buddha-truth; the eye which sees that truth; eye of the Way

道元派

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Mandarin dào yuán pài / dao4 yuan2 pai4
Taiwan tao yüan p`ai / tao yüan pai
Japanese Dōgen pa
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

永平道元

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Mandarin yǒng píng dào yuán / yong3 ping2 dao4 yuan2
Taiwan yung p`ing tao yüan / yung ping tao yüan
Japanese Eihei Dōgen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

道元希玄

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Mandarin dào yuán xī xuán / dao4 yuan2 xi1 xuan2
Taiwan tao yüan hsi hsüan
Japanese Dōgen Kigen
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Dōgen道元dou gen / dougen / do gen / dogendào yuán / dao4 yuan2 / dao yuan / daoyuantao yüan / taoyüan



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