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Zen’s Personality: D. T. Suzuki

Jane Naomi Iwamura

in Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738601
eISBN:
9780199894604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738601.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

1950s mass media representations of D.T. Suzuki and the American “Zen Boom” are the focus of this chapter. The specific way that Suzuki is portrayed—as engaging, yet ineffable Oriental—and the medium ... More


Making Zen Modern: D. T. Suzuki

Gregory P. A. Levine

in Long Strange Journey: On Modern Zen, Zen Art, and Other Predicaments

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824858056
eISBN:
9780824876906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858056.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

Focused on D. T. Suzuki, this chapter considers the efforts of Japanese Zen monastics and lay Buddhists to reform and modernize Zen—to bring it out of the meditation hall—through emphasis on lay and ... More


Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Richard M. Jaffe, Jeff Wilson, and Tomoe Moriya (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki was a key figure in the introduction of Buddhism to the non-Asian world. Many outside Japan encountered Buddhism for the first time through D. T. Suzuki's writings and ... More


Buddhism, Art, and Transcultural Collage: Toward a Cultural History of Buddhism in the United States, 1945–2000

Thomas A. Tweed

in Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931903
eISBN:
9780199345779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931903.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Beginning in the late nineteenth century and intensifying between the 1940s and 1960s, a complex transcultural process allowed decontextualized Buddhist beliefs, practices, and artifacts to circulate ... More


Letter to Paul Carus (1896)

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's letter to Paul Carus, written on May 14, 1896. Carus (1852–1919) was one of the most important influences in young Suzuki's life. He introduced Suzuki to ... More


Letter to Paul Carus (1897)

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's letter to Paul Carus, written on September 14, 1897. In his letter, Suzuki describes his frequent attendance at Christian churches while he was in Chicago and ... More


Letter to Thomas Merton

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's letter to the American Trappist monk Thomas Merton dated March 31, 1959. In the letter, Suzuki is requesting Merton to send the manuscript for his book The Wisdom ... More


Wisdom in Emptiness

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's “Wisdom in Emptiness” dialogue with Thomas Merton, who sent his manuscript of The Wisdom of the Desert (published in New York by New Directions in 1960) to ... More


Christianity in Japan

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's open letter to Rev. John R. Mott, a cofounder and the general secretary of the World Student Christian Federation who received the Nobel Prize for his peace work ... More


What Is Religion?

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains an essay by D. T. Suzuki, published in 1940 by Buddhism in England, the journal of the Buddhist Society in London. In this essay, Suzuki challenges the existing framework of ... More


The Predicament of Modern Man

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains an essay by D. T. Suzuki in which he describes how the modern intellectual man enslaves himself with an idea of being “as great as the Creator.” Published in the men's fashion ... More


Open Letter to President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's open letter to U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev. In the letter dated January 1, 1962, Suzuki begins with his philosophy of ... More


Buddhism and Other Religions

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains an essay by D. T. Suzuki in which he discusses the relationship of Buddhism to other religions primarily in negative terms—that is, by enumerating aspects of its teaching ... More


The Hands

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains an essay by D. T. Suzuki in which he discusses the significance of “hands” in a contemplative, poetic manner using parables from Zen literature and ideas from the poet and ... More


Early Memories

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/9780520269194.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Based on an interview conducted in England in 1964, in this autobiographical essay, D. T. Suzuki reflects upon the personal and spiritual experiences that shaped his long life. In particular, Suzuki ... More


Selections from Shin Shūkyō ron (A New Interpretation of Religion)

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains excerpts from Shin shūkyō ron (A New Interpretation of Religion), a book written by D. T. Suzuki and published by Baiyō Shoin in November 1896. There are sixteen chapters ... More


Selections from Essays in Zen Buddhism (First Series)

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains excerpts from D. T. Suzuki's Essays in Zen Buddhism (First Series), a collection of articles that first appeared in The Eastern Buddhist in the early 1920s. In the first essay, ... More


The Answer Is in the Question

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains an essay by D. T. Suzuki in which he discusses the manner of turning the ordinary, intellectual logic of reasoning into that of Zen. Here Suzuki explains the nature of the ... More


Zen, the Spiritual Heritage of the East

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains an essay written by D. T. Suzuki in which he argues that Zen is the spiritual heritage of the East and makes the East in spirit what it is. Suzuki begins his essay with an ... More


Review of Meditation and Piety in the Far East

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's review of Meditation and Piety in the Far East, a book on Chinese religion and meditation authored by Karl Ludvig Reichelt, a Norwegian Lutheran missionary in ... More


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