Acknowledgments Introduction Editorial Note 1. The Development of the Pure Land Doctrine in Buddhism 2. Zen and Jodo, Two Types of Buddhist Experience 3. Selection from The Koan Exercise 4. The Shin Sect of Buddhism 5. Selections from Japanese Spirituality 6. Sayings of a Modern Tariki Mystic 7. The Myokonin 8. From Saichi's Journals 9. Infinite Light 10. The Spirit of Shinran Shonin Notes Glossary of Japanese, Chinese, and Sanskrit 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 and Buddhism generally. He was the author of more than a hundred works on the subject in both Japanese and English and was instrumental in bringing Buddhist teachings to the attention of the Western world. His many books in English include An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Essays in Zen Buddhism, Zen and Japanese Culture, Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, and Shin Buddhism. James C. Dobbins is Fairchild Professor of Religion and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College and the author of Letters of the Nun Eshinni: Images of Pure Land Buddhism in Medieval Japan and Jodo Shinshu: Shin Buddhism in Medieval Japan. 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.