What is most important about D.T. Suzuki's work, however--and what comes across so powerfully in these selections--is his unparalleled ability to communicate the experiential aspect of Zen. The intensity here with which Zen philosophy comes to life is without parallel in the canon of Buddhist literature. Suzuki stands apart from all teachers before or since because of his exceptional ability to eloquently capture in words the seemingly inexpressible essence of Zen.
It is very clearly written and its contents are profound.
D.T Suzuki is thorough and imaginative, linking the principles of Zen to the culture and history of Japan, as well as to Western philosophy.
This book is great, I would easily recommend it to anybody who is curious about Zen Buddhism, and Buddhism in general.
Great book by a great author and source of information oon the subject as is Suzuki. Absolutely recommended for those interested in the subject matter no matter their knowlege... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jesús Da Silva
Suzuki's premise and Zen's premise is to explore why buddhists are engaging in meditation practice in the first place. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nigel
Suzuki's inspirational information gives one a taste of zen and Buddhism, for each must be personally practiced in order to really come to the fullest understanding of their... Read morePublished 7 months ago by LAVERN J. DE WILDE
The book is presented with clear and well explained topics that provide a good insight on the Zen philosophy of life.Published 12 months ago by Dan Davis
This one stays with me almost always. Great to pick up & hit reset quickly when needed. Love all DT Suzuki writings.Published 12 months ago by Jarrad Lee
An excellent book on Zen Buddhism by a distinguished 20th century scholar. I highly
recommend this book to anyone interested in Zen Buddhism.
From Wm. Barrett's introductory essay and Suzuki's "The Zen Doctrine of No-Mind," I learned that Zen is not for me. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Robert Graden
This book is great, I would easily recommend it to anybody who is curious about Zen Buddhism, and Buddhism in general. Or even anybody who is searching for inner-peace.Published 22 months ago by TAS_XVX
This was the first book I ever read on Zen, 35 years ago. You can tell a lot about a book by it's first sentence: "Zen in its essence is the art of seeing into the nature of one's... Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by G. D. Mathews