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Essays in Zen Buddhism

Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki (Author)

In this book the author has tried to trace the relationship which exists between Zen and the two chief Mahayana Sutras the Gandavyuha and Prajnaparamita, and then the transformation, through which Indian Buddhism had to go while adapting itself to Chinese psychology. The Chinese are a practical people quite different from the Indian, who are highly endowed with the power of abstraction as well as an inexhaustible mine of imagination. It was natural that the Mahayana teachings had to be transformed as to make them appreciated by the Chinese. This meant that the Gandavyuha and Prajnaparamita were to be converted into Zen dialogues.

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About the author

Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki was Professor of Buddhist Philosophy at the Otani University, Kyoto. He was probably the greatest authority on Buddhist Philosophy and Zen Buddhism.

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Bibliographic information

Title Essays in Zen Buddhism
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2000
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121509572
length 396p., Illustrations 31; 6.0" x 7.6"