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Zen Buddhism DAISETZ TEITARO SUZUKI, D. Litt. AN INTRODUCTION TO ZEN BUDDHISM however, depicts an art and a way of enlightenment which is practically impossible for the European to appreciate. I would point out the enlightenment of Hyakujo (Pai-chang Huai-hai, . 724-814) on page 89, and the legend on pages 92-3 of this book. The following may serve as a fiirther example: A monk once went to Gensha, and wanted to learn where the entrance to the path of truth was.

An Introduction to Zen Buddhism is a 1934 book about Zen Buddhism by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. The book has come to be regarded as "one of the most influential books on Zen in the West". The book grew out of Suzuki's 1914 publications for the Japanese journal New East

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Carl Jung, in his foreword to the book.

ISBN 13: 9780091511210. Daisetz teitaro suzuki. Carl Jung, in his foreword to the book.

Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. One of the world's leading authorities on Zen Buddhism, D. T. Suzuki was the author of more than a hundred works on the subject in both Japanese and English, and was most instrumental in bringing the teachings of Zen Buddhism to the attention of the Western world.

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Professor of Buddhist Philosophy in the Otani University, Kyoto, was born in 1870. He is probably now the greatest living authority on Buddhist philosophy, and is certainly the greatest authority on Zen Buddhism. Читать онлайн Manual of Zen Buddhism.

Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. This reissued introduction presents the nature, technique and practice of Zen. A Japanese Zen master, Dr Suzuki taught regularly in the USA and Europe.

by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki.

With a foreword by the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Carl Jung, this volume has been generally acknowledged a classic introduction to the subject for many years. It provides, along with Suzuki’s Essays and Manual of Zen Buddhism, a framework for living a balanced and fulfilled existence through Ze. .Sep 25, 2009 Rhesa marked it as to-read.

Describe the nature, technique and practice of Zen along with stories over the logic bounds power.
  • Trex
The "Important Books" edition (listed as "Stellar Books" on the copyright page) that currently sells on Prime for $7.75 is a P.O.D. reprint of three chapters of the original paperback, not the whole book. As such, perfectly readable, though with pixelated front and back cover. My bad for not checking the page count, I suppose, but should one have to?
  • Dancing Lion
This book appears to be a reprint of a 1934 book of this name by D. T. Suzuki. It contains 3 chapters and 50 content pages. However, there is a 1964 book by Suzuki of the same name that contains 9 chapters--including the 3 chapters from the 1934 version--and (in my edition) about 124 content pages. I can find nothing in the online descriptive materials for this current Stellar Books offering to inform buyers they are purchasing an earlier, less complete version of the book rather than the more extensive 1964 version. If I have overlooked something I apologize. Otherwise, I find this reissue of an earlier version of the book rather misleading.
  • Jugore
D. T. Suzuki has walked a tightrope in this work. He intellectually engages the reader just enough to hold their attention but also keeps the atmosphere of reading almost poetic and fluid like in a way where the many examples of satori flow right along with his explanations and deeper insights like adding water to a flowing stream. Nothing is disturbed but yet something is added. I grasped something yet I left with nothing more than I came with. If you feel disappointed by this work, read it again but don't let your mind abide too much on this page or that. Let your mind be free, read the words like a dog drinks from a bowl. Simply take it in and feel it. Don't just stare at the words and make inferences. Let them flow through your consciousness.
  • Lyrtois
I cannot believe Amazon would even allowed this to be sold. I returned it.

This is a knock-off with just three chapters instead of nine, and it looks like somebody made it at the local copy-shop.

Note: I saw the bad reviews for the kindle edition, but assumed that was a format issue and the paperback would be okay.
  • Tekasa
This review is for the Kindle edition. The edition I received on my Kindle is so full of misspellings and "sounds like" words that are not what the author wrote that I cannot believe Amazon is putting this out. It is so bad in places that I am not sure that my guesses are even close. In addition, when I tap on a footnote, the only way to get back to where I was is to exit the book and go back in. I own lots of Kindle books. Most are excellent. This is the worst yet. I'm trying to return it to buy the print version but so far Amazon has hidden how to do that well. Their return instructions lead to a blind alley.
  • Jazu
This is a remarkable book for various reasons. First, as the author points out, it is impossible to actually explain the subject. It defies logic and philosophic reasoning - because satori brings a state which is beyond such reasoning.

As Suzuki puts it, "...I am still fully aware that in the sense of satori what I say can only be useless. I could not resist, however, the attempt to maneuver our Western understanding at least into the proximity of an understanding - a task so difficult that in so doing one must take upon oneself certain crimes against the spirit of Zen."

But don't let that admission put you off, thinking that another writer may have done better to convey the meaning of Zen. Despite this barrier of words, Suzuki does a remarkable job of somehow making the concepts real. He does this by repeatedly working it over and giving many examples including historical dialogues and deeds of Zen masters. The same approach has been taken by other writers including our western brethren, Carl Jung (who wrote the intro) and Alan Watts. But such writers never really make the grade because a) they have apparently never achieved satori, and b) they are still trying to support Zen with philosophical reasoning.

To somehow circumnavigate the subject and make it accessible to us despite this barrier of language, Suzuki does a remarkable job of choosing just the right words, and even then he sometimes has to explain that a word or expression he has used is not really correct but is the closest available to the concept. Then, in the next few pages, attacking the subject from another angle and then another, until the reader, if he or she is not too dull, begins to see that there is a state there that just may be achievable, that the paradoxical statements (koans) are not as whacky as first perceived. Also, considering the essays are about 100 years old and can still be comprehended with reasonable clarity I have to compliment the translators.

Another aspect which makes this book very appealing for readers is simply that Suzuki loves Zen. And, despite the difficulty, he very much wants his readers to grasp its facets and values and, if at all possible, experience Zen in the deepest way.

Gary Judge - author of Understanding the Japanese: Insight into Japanese Culture and Thinking
  • Xaluenk
As a well written, quite entertaining introduction to some aspects of some forms of Zen, it is well worth the two hours read. The bulk of typos is rather annoying, but more objectionable is Suzukis bias towards Rinzai Zen, as though that were the only existing form, and its anti-intellectualism, which is rather peculiar considering Professor Suzuki's own academic status. This latter aspect has created the impression amongst some western adapts that any deeper inquiry into Buddhist thought is superfluous, while Suzuki's own use of terms like 'dualism', 'oneness', 'emptiness' and 'Dharmakaya' suppose a good grounding in Buddhism's Indian heritage. As Dogen clarifies, the problem lies in philosophy separated from practice. Then again, as a Tibetan Buddhist monk I might be biased; but if the intellectual aspect of the mind is to be avoided, which to me seems a rather artificial construct in itself, why did Dogen write the voluminous and profound Shobogenzo?