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On Satori—The Revelation of a New Truth in Zen Buddhism

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this classic essay, D. T. Suzuki sets forth his views on the crucial importance of satori (awakening) as the crucial experience in Rinzai Zen and in Buddhism more generally. Suzuki’s perspective ... More


The Secret Message of Bodhidharma, or The Content of Zen Experience

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this essay, D. T. Suzuki examines a wide range of koan concerning the question, “Why did Bodhidharma come from the West.” Suzuki sees this question as central for understanding Zen Buddhism and ... More


Dōgen, Hakuin, Bankei: Three Types of Thought in Japanese Zen

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this essay, translated from Japanese, D. T. Suzuki presents his evaluation of three pivotal figures in the history of Japanese Zen. The essay provides a valuable look at the approach to zazen ... More


Unmon on Time

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this essay, D. T. Suzuki analyzes the koan from the Blue Cliff Record in which Unmon (Yunmen) states, “every day is a fine day.” This is one of the most extended analyses of a classic case from ... More


The Koan and The Five Steps

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Presented at a conference on Zen Buddhism and psychoanalysis held by Eric Fromm, in this essay, D. T. Suzuki interprets the nature of Rinzai Zen practice using the language of 1950s psychoanalysis ... More


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