Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I by Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

By Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki used to be a key determine within the creation of Buddhism to the non-Asian international. Many open air of Japan encountered Buddhism for the 1st time via his writings and educating, and for almost a century his paintings and legacy have contributed to the continued spiritual and cultural interchange among Japan and the remainder of the realm, fairly the us and Europe. chosen Works of D. T. Suzuki gathers the total variety of Suzuki’s writings—both vintage essays and lesser-known yet both major articles. this primary quantity within the sequence provides a suite of Suzuki’s writings on Zen Buddhist idea and perform. with the intention to make sure the persevered relevance of Zen, Suzuki drew on his years of analysis and perform, putting the culture into dialog with key developments in 19th- and twentieth-century concept. Richard M. Jaffe’s in-depth creation situates Suzuki’s method of Zen within the context of recent advancements in spiritual proposal, perform, and scholarship. The romanization of Buddhist names and technical phrases has been up-to-date, and chinese language and eastern characters, that have been faraway from many post–World battle II variations of Suzuki’s paintings, were reinstated. this can be a beneficial variation of Suzuki’s writings for modern students and scholars of Buddhism.

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By Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki used to be a key determine within the creation of Buddhism to the non-Asian international. Many open air of Japan encountered Buddhism for the 1st time via his writings and educating, and for almost a century his paintings and legacy have contributed to the continued spiritual and cultural interchange among Japan and the remainder of the realm, fairly the us and Europe. chosen Works of D. T. Suzuki gathers the total variety of Suzuki’s writings—both vintage essays and lesser-known yet both major articles. this primary quantity within the sequence provides a suite of Suzuki’s writings on Zen Buddhist idea and perform. with the intention to make sure the persevered relevance of Zen, Suzuki drew on his years of analysis and perform, putting the culture into dialog with key developments in 19th- and twentieth-century concept. Richard M. Jaffe’s in-depth creation situates Suzuki’s method of Zen within the context of recent advancements in spiritual proposal, perform, and scholarship. The romanization of Buddhist names and technical phrases has been up-to-date, and chinese language and eastern characters, that have been faraway from many post–World battle II variations of Suzuki’s paintings, were reinstated. this can be a beneficial variation of Suzuki’s writings for modern students and scholars of Buddhism.

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105 The Tibetan text o f the First volum e (ka) that Stein translated has been published in Zentralasiatische studien, no 8. 1974. A vocabulary with words and their meaning in French is found in Zentralasiatische studien, no 7, 1973, “Vocabulaire tibetain de la Biographie de ’Brug-pa K un-legs,” pp. 129-178. 106 Ardussi 1972 107 An example o f a ’Brug pa kun legs story is found in Das 1970: 9 2 -9 4 . I have taken som e o f the information about ’Brug pa kun legs from Stein’s introduction to V ie e t chants de 'Brug-pa kun-legs le yogin , Stein 1972: 3 -27.

There were some parallels between this fragmented but intellectually produc­ tive Tibet and Italy in the same period, with its political fragmentation into city-states and its extraordinary artistic and scientific productivity. 58 In both cases, artists and scholars had to act stra­ tegically in accepting or refusing patronage, collaborating, and negotiating constantly shifting allegiances. 59 The Mad Yogins of the 15th— 16th Centuries It is within this historical framework that we must include the above­ mentioned mad yogins if we are to understand them.

82). Trungpa 1991; Trungpa 1994; Trungpa 2001. 133 133 See, for example, M iles 1989; Midal 2004; Mukpo and Gimian 2006; Perks 2006. There is also an interesting German translation o f a life story o f the the mad Mongolian master Schagdar who was seen as an incarnation o f the mad Chinese monk Ji gong (von Walter Heissig 1962). 135 Its literal meaning— “complete liberation”— reveals what this form o f literature is generally about, namely outlining a certain individual’s path to liberation (thar pa, moksa).

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