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Studies in Zen

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A Delta Book published by arrangement with Philosophical Library, Inc. [LCCN 5514253].
Perhaps no branch of Eastern thought has so profoundly influenced contemporary Western culture as Zen Buddhism. Its most spectacular impact has been on Existentialism and, in a poorly digested and sadly misunderstood way, "beat" literature. But its more subtle presence has become progres
Paperback, 1st , 210 pages
Published 1955 by Dell Publishing Co, Inc. (NYC)
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Erik Graff
Nov 05, 2014 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Zen fans
Recommended to Erik by: Paul Schaich
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Having found so many more books read for the Philosophy of Religion course than remembersd, I pulled out an old transcript and found the reason. Grinnell College's courses were generally four semester hour ones, but students were allowed to take some as "plus two" with the instuctor's permission, in other words, with six hour coursework. I had done this for Schreck's and this in part accounts for all the books, mostly on mystical traditions, which were read but not discussed in class, and for my ...more
I'm not sure this book is particularly easy to find, but it is also not the most exceptional work on Zen I've read. It is a simple and complex work. Some sections are dedicated to stories from the Zen tradition while others cover a basic understanding behind zen thought and practice. The depth of the text emerges in a long chapter that deals with concepts of the mind and intuition. Although this part of the book is clearly for people obsessed with attaining an intense analytical revelation of wh ...more
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Daisetsu (also written Daisetz) Teitaro Suzuki 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 universit ...more
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings Manual of Zen Buddhism Zen and Japanese Culture Essays in Zen Buddhism, First Series

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