Manual of Zen Buddhism
The Manual of Zen Buddhism, written by author and essayist Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, is a work that was instrumental and spreading far eastern philosophy to the west. As stated by the author, the object of this book, is to inform the reader of the various literary materials relating to the monastery life. Foreign students often express their desire to know about what the Zen monk reads before the Buddha in his daily service, where his thoughts move in his leisure hours, and what objects of worship he has in the different quarters of his institution. This work will satisfy their desire.
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abiding absolute Adoration Arhats asked attached attain Avalokitesvara awakened Ayatanas beginningless birth and death Blessed Bodhidharma Bodhisattva Bodhisattva-Mahasattva body Bosatsu will manifest Buddha Buddhahood called cherish Chinese consciousness Dai-o Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki deaf Dharani Dharma Dhyana disciples discipline discrimination doctrine ego-substance egolessness emptiness Essence eternal evil Ganga gatha Gensha hear hold honoured idea ignorant and simple-minded imagination Japan Japanese Jizo kalpas karma Kwannon Kwanzeon Bosatsu let his thought listen Ma-tsu Mahamati Mahayana Manjusri means Meditation merit Mind Mind-essence monk Mujinni mushin name of Kwanzeon Nirvana non-being original Oxherding Pictures Paramita paths of existence philosophers power of Kwannon practise charity Prajna Prajnaparamita preach pure reality realize reason Sakyamuni Sanskrit Sariputra Seccho self-nature sentient Shih-t'ou Skandhas spirits Sravaka Subhuti sunyata supreme enlightenment sutra Tathagata Tathagata-garbha teaching thought dwell true truth Ummon understand vijnana Vimalakirti wisdom World-honoured Yogin Zen Buddhism Zen master Zen monastery