This book includs three important Soto Zen texts. The Gakudo-Yojinshu(Points to Watch in Practicing the Way) was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of the Japanese Soto School. The Jijuyu-Zanmai (Samadhi of the Self ) was written by Menzan Zuiho Osho , one of the greatest figures in the history of Soto Zen. And, Dogen Zen as Religion was written by a contemporary Zen master, Uchiyama Kosho Roshi. I believe that these texts will enable readers to understand the characteristics of the zazen practice taught by Dogen Zenji.