by D.T. Suzuki (Author), Christmas Humphreys (Foreword)
D.T. Suzuki was one of the greatest ambassadors of Zen Buddhism to the West in the twentieth century. In this collection of his most important essays, Suzuki explores a variety of topics, including the history of Buddhism, the daily life of a Zen monk, and the path to enlightenment. At once a critical explication of the facets of Zen and a meditation on the meaning of existence, Essays in Zen Buddhism is an indispensable document to the student of Eastern religion. Included in this volume are Suzuki's famous study "Enlightenment and Ignorance," a chapter on "Practical Methods of Zen Instruction," the essays "On Satori - The Revelation of a New Truth in Zen Buddhism" and "History of Zen Buddhism from Bodhidharma to Hui-Ning (Yeno)," and his commentary on "The Ten Cow-herding Pictures" which have long been used in Zen to illustrate the stages of spiritual progress.
388 Pages, Paperback