D. T. Suzuki

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D. T. Suzuki AKA Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki AKA Daisetsu, meaning "Great Humility" or Clumsy

Japan 1870 – 1966

Comments: Zen Master from Japan;


Teachers: Kosen Roshi; Paul Carus; Soen Shaku; H.P., Blavatsky; Meister Eckhart; Emanuel Swedenborg;

Students: Alan Watts; Prof. Ben Page; Saburō Hasegawa; Judith Tyberg; Paul Reps

Friends: Beatrice Erskine Lane, wife, Theosophist and Bahá'í

Enemies: Hu Shih;

Organizations: Theosophical Society Adyar; Eastern Buddhist Society, focused on Mahayana Buddhism;

Author: Essays in Zen Buddhism: First Series (1927); An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, 1934; Manual of Zen Buddhism; The Zen Doctrine of No-Mind; Swedenborg: Buddha of the North; Mysticism, Christian and Buddhist, 1957;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._T._Suzuki; http://web.otani.ac.jp/EBS/; read him here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/mcb/index.htm; listen to a sermon here - http://librivox.org/author/10101 ;