A meditation on the meaning of existence as well as a critical account of Buddhism, Essays in Zen Buddhism was the first book to fully introduce Zen in the West.
Zen is a unique school of spiritual development. Zen is not a religion, it is a way of acting and being and these essays provide a foundation for living a fulfilled life for anyone seeking spirituality in their lives.
D.T Suzuki explains how Zen has its origins in the enlightenment of the Buddha while its central fact is attaining 'Satori', an intuitional understanding of the truth of Zen. He explains how Satori can be attained, and the methods that are needed to bring it about.
In this collection of his most important essays he explores the history of Buddhism, the daily life of a Zen monk and the path to enlightenment. Essays on Zen Buddhism is a meditation on the meaning of existence as well as a critical account of Buddhism.
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki was born in Japan and educated at the famous monastery at Kamakura. He attained his Zen enlightenment at the age of 27, wrote and taught for 65 years. He wrote over one hundred books in English and Japanese. He taught at Columbia University, New York, and died in 1966.
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