Introduction to Zen Buddhism
'D.T. Suzuki's works on Zen Buddhism are among the best contributions to the knowledge of living Buddhism that recent decades have produced…We cannot be sufficiently grateful to the author…for his having brought Zen closer to Western understanding.' CARL JUNG in his foreword to the book
One of the world's leading authorities on Zen Buddhism, D.T. Suzuki was the author of more than a hundred works on the subject in both Japanese and English, and was most instrumental in bringing the teachings of Zen Buddhism to the attention of the Western world. Written in a lively, accessible, and straightforward manner, AN INTRODUCTION TO ZEN BUDDHISM is illuminating for the serious student and layperson alike. Suzuki provides a complete vision of Zen, which emphasizes self-understanding and enlightenment through many systems of philosophy, psychology, and ethics. With a foreword by the renowned psychiatrist Dr Carl Jung, this volume has been generally acknowledged a classic introduction to the subject for many years. It provides, along with Suzuki's ESSAYS and MANUAL OF ZEN BUDDHISM, a framework for living a balanced and fulfilled existence through Zen.
Foreward by Carl G. Jung
II. What is Zen?
III. Is Zen Nihilistic?
IV. Illogical Zen
V. Zen a Higher Affirmation
VI. Practical Zen
VII. Satori, or Acquiring a New Viewpoint
VIII. The Koan
IX. The Meditation Hall and the Monk's Life