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List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Editorial Note 1. A Recommendation for Quiet Sitting 2. Zen and Meditation 3. On Satori--The Revelation of a New Truth in Zen Buddhism 4. The Secret Message of Bodhidharma, or The Content of Zen Experience 5. Life of Prayer and Gratitude 6. Dogen, Hakuin, Bankei: Three Types of Thought in Japanese Zen 7. Unmon on Time 8. The Morning Glory 9. The Role of Nature in Zen Buddhism 10. The Awakening of a New Consciousness in Zen 11. The Koan and The Five Steps 12. Self the Unattainable 13. Zen and Psychiatry 14. Early Memories Notes Glossary of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Terms Bibliography Index
Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki (1870--1966) was a Japanese-born scholar and translator who over the course of the twentieth century came to be regarded as one of the leading authorities on Zen Buddhism. He was the author of more than a hundred works on the subject in both Japanese and English and was instrumental in bringing the teachings of Zen and other forms of Buddhism to the attention of the Western world. His many books in English include An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Essays in Zen Buddhism, Living by Zen, Zen and Japanese Culture, Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, and Shin Buddhism. Richard M. Jaffe is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Duke University and the author of Neither Monk nor Layman: Clerical Marriage in Modern Japanese Buddhism.
"Jaffe's excellent introduction places Suzuki's writings in the contexts of modern developments in religious thought, practice, and scholarship in such a way as to make crystal clear the relevance of Suzuki's interpretation of Zen for contemporary Buddhist scholarship... Recommended." CHOICE Connect