D.T. Suzuki





D.T. Suzuki


Born
in Honda-machi, Kanazawa, Japan
October 18, 1870

Died
July 22, 1966

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Daisetsu (also written Daisetz) Teitaro Suzuki (鈴木大拙) was a Japanese author of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen and Shin that were instrumental in spreading interest in both Zen and Shin (and Far Eastern philosophy in general) to the West. Suzuki was also a prolific translator of Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit literature. Suzuki spent several lengthy stretches teaching or lecturing at Western universities, and devoted many years to a professorship in a Japanese Buddhist university, Otani.

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An Introduction to Zen Budd...

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Zen Buddhism: Selected Writ...

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Zen and Japanese Culture

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Manual of Zen Buddhism

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Essays in Zen Buddhism, Fir...

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The Zen Doctrine of No Mind...

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Mysticism: Christian and Bu...

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The Awakening of Zen

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The Lankavatara Sutra

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Essays in Zen Buddhism

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“Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities.”
D.T. Suzuki

“Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?”
D.T. Suzuki, Zen and Japanese Culture

“The truth of Zen, just a little bit of it, is what turns one's humdrum life, a life of monotonous, uninspiring commonplaceness, into one of art, full of genuine inner creativity.”
D.T. Suzuki

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