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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

By Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

One of many world’s major professionals on Zen Buddhism, D. T. Suzuki used to be the writer of greater than 100 works at the topic in either jap and English, and used to be so much instrumental in bringing the lessons of Zen Buddhism to the eye of the Western global. Written in a full of life, obtainable, and simple demeanour, An advent to Zen Buddhism is illuminating for the intense pupil and layperson alike. Suzuki offers an entire imaginative and prescient of Zen, which emphasizes self-understanding and enlightenment via many structures of philosophy, psychology, and ethics. With a foreword by way of the popular psychiatrist Dr. Carl Jung, this quantity has been mostly stated a vintage advent to the topic for a few years. It presents, besides Suzuki’s Essays and guide of Zen Buddhism, a framework for dwelling a balanced and fulfilled lifestyles via Zen.

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