Nukariya’s classic focuses on Northern (Mahayana)
Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism in particular. It includes a
wealth of detail as well as very lucid explanations of Zen
The book shows how the Mahayanistic views of life and the
world differs markedly from that of the Theravada, which
is generally taken as Buddhism by occidentals, to explain
how the religion of Buddha has adapted itself to its
environment in the Far East.