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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: BiblioLife (April 19 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0559076797
  • ISBN-13: 978-0559076794
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.1 x 24.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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'Read the books of D.T. Suzuki.' - Jack Kerouac --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki was Japan's foremost authority on Zen Buddhism, and the author of over 100 works on the subject. He was trained as a Buddhist disciple in the great Zen monastery at Kamakura. From 1897 to 1908 he worked in the United States as an editor and translator, and later became a lecturer at Tokyo Imperial University. In 1950, at 80, he returned to the United States and spent most of the decade teaching, lecturing, and writing, particularly at Columbia and Harvard. Returning to Japan, he died in Tokyo in 1966 at the age of 95.
Christopher Reed has been teaching Buddhism and Buddhist meditation for 15 years. He received transmission as a Dharma teacher from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. He has been influenced by the tradition of socially/politically engaged Buddhism, and works toward the integration of traditional Buddhist teaching with the demands of everyday life. He is co-founder and director of the Ordinary Dharma Meditation Center in Los Angeles and the Manzanita Village Retreat Center in San Diego.

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Suzuki basically has written this book, which primarily about Buddhism rather than Christianity, as a way of drawing connections between the different mysticisms present in Christian tradition and how some of these mysticisms share common traits and insights with Buddhism. Not surprisingly, the mystic whom he chooses to do this with is almost exclusively Meister Eckhart. This is, thus, no comparative history but a Buddhist slant on Eckchart's thought and spirituality. It is a slant that might make some Christians uncomfortable but it is interesting nonetheless. This serves a window through which he continues to discussion Buddhist mysticism at large in the rest of the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nonduality, East and West Aug. 24 2005
By Andrew Beaulac - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The great scholar of Zen Buddhism does the kind of careful and insightful work he is known for, here comparing the Christian mysticism of Meister Eckhart, (a 13th and 14th century Christian mystic) with core Buddhist teachings. The insights of a Christian mystic and a Buddhist differ in words, but reflect the same underlying experience of union with the Ineffable Suchness that is God or Tathata. I value this book deeply for its subject matter. Be advised, this is not light reading or "beach reading" as Eckhart can be somewhat impenetrable at times. But Suzuki is very adept at interpreting him and gets to the essentials, making it a book to be ingested slowly, meditatively.
31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A long shot at interfaith dialogue June 7 2006
By Greg - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
D.T. Suzuki was in his time a well known scholar on Buddhism, especially the Japanese Zen variety, and was later appointed a Professor of Buddhist Philosophy.

In 1948 Suzuki studied some sermons of Meister Eckhart and wrote this little book, pointing out what he felt were the close connections between the Meister's ideas and those of Zen Buddhism.

Having studied both Christian and Buddhist spiritual traditions myself quite closely, I think Suzuki has tried but failed to find common ground between these two great world religions.

Nowhere in Eckhart's sermons or tracts for example, does Eckhart conceive of God as Buddhist 'emptiness' or 'shunyata.' While it is true Eckhart felt God was One, and this One was above being itself, Eckhart also believed this One was a Trinity and contained a super-richness or overflowing of being, rather than a void which mysteriously and transcendently is the source of all other things. The Buddhist ideas which Suzuki refers to have far more in common with those of Oriental mysticism, such as the Tao of Lao Tzu or the Brahman of the Upanishads. Eckhart's idea is closer to Gregory of Nyssa or Dionysius, who saw God as infinite, perfectly One, incomprehensible but also a Trinity.

However many of Eckhart's ideas do have paralells in Buddhism, especially those on 'detachment', imageless contemplation (something shared with Evagrius Ponticus, a 4th century Eastern Christian monk) and the ground of the soul, which may be compared with the Buddhist notion of the inherent 'Buddha nature' shared by all beings. Yet, I think Eckhart is best considered what he really was, a Catholic mystic who saw himself as an Orthodox Christian through and through, rather than a Zen master in disguise.
19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars limited comparative approach Dec 14 2002
By Tron Honto - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Suzuki basically has written this book, which primarily about Buddhism rather than Christianity, as a way of drawing connections between the different mysticisms present in Christian tradition and how some of these mysticisms share common traits and insights with Buddhism. Not surprisingly, the mystic whom he chooses to do this with is almost exclusively Meister Eckhart. This is, thus, no comparative history but a Buddhist slant on Eckchart's thought and spirituality. It is a slant that might make some Christians uncomfortable but it is interesting nonetheless. This serves a window through which he continues to discussion Buddhist mysticism at large in the rest of the book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the very same book? June 9 2013
By FaeGreta - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
*NOTE This book is almost *identically* titled to 2 other seemingly similar works by this author published by other companies under the same title. This one, with a yellowish background and black type is the 2002 by Dover -- Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist. I own the 2002 publication and mentioned it to someone who asked me if it was "that new one?". I answered no, but it seems that the books may be very similar indeed. The 2002 book (isbn 0486425088 and is 214 pages NOT 240 as stated on Amazon) includes weighty ponderances of Meister Ekhart's writings and Buddhist texts and precepts. Perhaps D.T. Suzuki has evolved some further elucidation? or perhaps different publishing houses each molded the text to their liking? I don't know but there you have some info that might help your purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eastern and Western Philosophical Approaches to Mysticism and the Spiritual Experiences March 2 2014
By LAVERN DE WILDE - Published on Amazon.com
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Suzuki takes the reader through a contrast and comparison of the "mystical" experience and the commonalities between Christian and Buddhist awakening and/or the mystical spiritual experience.


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