Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro

Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro

(dī`sĕts tātä`rō so͞ozo͞o`kē), 1870–1966, Japanese Buddhist scholar, educated at Tokyo Univ. After studying (1897–1909) in the United States, he became a lecturer at Tokyo Univ.; he later taught at leading universities in Japan, Europe, and the United States. In his day, Suzuki was a leading authority on Buddhism and is known for his introduction of Zen BuddhismZen Buddhism,
Buddhist sect of China and Japan. The name of the sect (Chin. Ch'an, Jap. Zen) derives from the Sanskrit dhyana [meditation]. In China the school early became known for making its central tenet the practice of meditation, rather than adherence
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 to the West. Among his many works are Essays in Zen Buddhism (3 vol., 1927–33), The Training of the Buddhist Monk (1934), Zen Buddhism and Its Influence on Japanese Culture (1938, rev. ed. 1959), An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (1949), Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist (1957), Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism (1963), and Shin Buddhism (1970).
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Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro. The Zen Koan as a Means of Attaining Enlightenment.