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Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist [Reading] ➺ Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist By D.T. Suzuki – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk If the Western world knows anything about Zen Buddhism, it is down to the efforts of one remarkable man, DT Suzuki The twenty seven year old Japanese scholar first visited the West in , and over the c If the Western world knows anything about Zen Buddhism, it is down to the efforts of one remarkable man, DT Suzuki The twenty seven year old Japanese scholar first visited the West in , and over the course of the next seventy years became the world s leading authority on Zen His radical and penetrating insights earned him many disciples, from Carl Jung to Mysticism: Christian PDF \ Allen Ginsberg, from Thomas Merton to John Cage In Mysticism Christian and Buddhist Suzuki compares the teachings of the great Christian mystic Meister Eckhart with the spiritual wisdom of Shin and Zen Buddhism By juxtaposing cultures that seem to be radically opposed, Suzuki raises one of the fundamental questions of human experience at the limits of our understanding is there an experience that is universal to all humanity Mysticism Christian and Buddhist is a book that challenges and inspires it will benefit readers of all religions who seek to understand something of the nature of spiritual life.


10 thoughts on “Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist

  1. Erik Graff Erik Graff says:

    I d previously read some Eckhardt, at least extracts, so had some idea of the comparisons Suzuki was drawing here between the former s idiosyncratic Christianity and Zen Buddhism, comparisons supportive of Huxley s perennial philosophy claims Unlike Christianity, Japanese Buddhism does not have a penchant for condemning mysticism and persecuting mystics.


  2. Rachel Rachel says:

    This book was great I had to take it slow and kind of break from it read some lighter fiction in between parts I had some great moments of insight and clarity while reading He talked a lot about the nothingness of Buddhism and how it is mistakenly compared to nihilism at one point I had a beautiful image in my head, an understanding of the idea he was trying to illustrate The idea of returning to the no thing ness of before we were us And I saw a drop of water that splashes out of the This book was great I had to take it slow and kind of break from it read some lighter fiction in between parts I had some great moments of insight and clarity while reading He talked a lot about the nothingness of Buddhism and how it is mistakenly compared to nihilism at one point I had a beautiful image in my head, an understanding of the idea he was trying to illustrate The idea of returning to the no thing ness of before we were us And I saw a drop of water that splashes out of the ocean, is separate experiences all that it does as it flies through the air, apart from the vast body of water, then it returns again and the rest of the water doesn t see it as separate, the other drops don t say Oh we missed you there are no other drops It s all one vast seamless body of water All one Kind of abstract I know And not exactly the stuff of light reading But if you re interested in some deep thought about eastern philosophy compared to christianity you might really like it I did Anyway, going to CA last week and seeing the ocean again was a wonderful reminder of that feeling I got upon understanding the metaphor of the water I miss the ocean


  3. Paul Paul says:

    this is one of the most interesting books on comparative religions that I have encountered He takes a pretty unorthodox example of Christian theology in Meister Eckhart, but still the connections between his approach to prayer and Zen are fascinating Suzuki is a Zen master himself, and his writing is clear, humorous and unselfconscious A good introduction to some of thecomplex ideas of a superficially simple philosophy.


  4. Amé Amé says:

    I was very impressed by Suzuki s treatise on the subject of Christian and Buddhist Mysticism, me coming from a Christian background Having some familiarity with the Christian mystical tradition I felt greatly inspired and fascinated by reading about the Pure Land mystical Buddhist tradition and practices I was left with a deep sense of reverence and peace.


  5. Dan Lurie Dan Lurie says:

    Some of this book was admittedly over my head, but I enjoyed the comparison between Eckhart s teachings and Buddhism.


  6. Phil Calandra Phil Calandra says:

    I believe that you are able to come to a clearer understanding of mysticism when D.T Suzuki compares Christian and Buddhist mysticism You find that there are manysimilarities than differences between these two philosophies I believe the central theme uniting both these philosophies is that there is only one Reality Meister Eckhart, the great Christian Mystic, states that there is an Absolute which he calls the Absolute Nothingness In contrast, God , relativity , is something I believe that you are able to come to a clearer understanding of mysticism when D.T Suzuki compares Christian and Buddhist mysticism You find that there are manysimilarities than differences between these two philosophies I believe the central theme uniting both these philosophies is that there is only one Reality Meister Eckhart, the great Christian Mystic, states that there is an Absolute which he calls the Absolute Nothingness In contrast, God , relativity , is something This is expressed in Buddhist terms as Trisna , the basis of all existence Trisna is even before existence and is not yet a what Trisna can be called the pure will Trisna with a small t may be described as nature or the manifestation of Trisna.In section II of the book under Appendices section VIII,IX,X, the book becomes somewhat difficult to understand as proper defintions are not provided for Buddhist terms however, notwithstanding the foregoing, the author gives a cogent and compelling synthesis of these two great schools of thought and offers insight into the difficult subject of mysticism I would highly recommend this book


  7. Kyle Kyle says:

    Way back in my classical studies in college, I was convinced there was some connection between Eastern and Western philosophy, but couldn t find anything specific Little did I know then that such a mystical connection between Zen Buddhism and an alchemical reading of the Apocrypha through Meister Eckhart would reveal some much about what I wanted to know about time, space and spirit No easy answers found in the elusive questions raised on either end, but safe to agree with Hamlet s assessment Way back in my classical studies in college, I was convinced there was some connection between Eastern and Western philosophy, but couldn t find anything specific Little did I know then that such a mystical connection between Zen Buddhism and an alchemical reading of the Apocrypha through Meister Eckhart would reveal some much about what I wanted to know about time, space and spirit No easy answers found in the elusive questions raised on either end, but safe to agree with Hamlet s assessment ofthings in heaven and earth than dreamt of, you know, in philosophy


  8. Camille Camille says:

    Very interesting treatise on Zen Buddhism, especially in contrast to medieval theologian Meister Eckhart He compares and contrasts the mysticism of Christianity with the mysticism of Zen Buddhism.


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  10. Adota2 Adota2 says:

    I read few pages of this excellent book its sad that I lend it to a freind and still waiting for its return But the good part is I have a very clear idea of what the author wishes us to learn.


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