中譯本為：《菜鳥沙彌變高僧》, 盛宗永興 著, 梁永安 譯, 橡樹林文化出版, 2003.11 (叢書/系列：眾生系列14 ); Available Through：National Book Network
禪宗=Zen Buddhism=Zazen Buddhism=Chan Buddhism=Son Buddhism; 禪修=Meditation; 死亡與臨終=Death and Dying;
Humorous, yet bitingly direct, a Zen abbot tells the story of his rigorous training at a Japanese Zen temple, his spiritual growth and his interactions with his students and others. Soko Moringa Roshi's voice is uniquely tuned to the truth of the condition of the human mind and spirit and his reflections and interpretations are unvarnished and succinct. His great gift is the ability to life the spirit of the reader all the while exposing the humility and weakness in the lives of people, none more so that his own. Morinaga's writings have not been widely available in the West, but Novice to Master is likely to become a classic teaching biography in the modern Zen tradition. Wonderfully readable, it will appeal to a broad audience.