Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki was a remarkable man. Throughout his long life he worked untiringly to bring the message of Zen, and Buddhism in general, to the West, and his reputation as a scholar and gifted teacher was internationally recognized.
He touched the lives of many—from theologians and philosophers to psychologists, poets, musicians, and artists the world over; thinkers as diverse as Thomas Merton, Paul Tillich, Carl Jung, Erich Fromm, Dr. Hu Shi, Allen Ginsberg, and Bernard Leach—to name a few.
This collection of excerpts from his works brings together the many diverse elements that made Suzuki’s writings the springboard for greater understanding for millions of his readers. It features lengthy sections from such works as Manual of Zen Buddhism, Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism, Mysticism: Christianity and Buddhism, Shin Buddhism and his Introduction to the Lotus Sutra.