- Title Pages
- Editorial Note
- 1 Letter to Paul Carus (1896)
- 2 <i>Selections from</i> Shin Shūkyō ron (A New Interpretation of Religion)
- 3 Letter to Paul Carus (1897)
- 4 Christianity in Japan
- 5 Confucius
- 6 <i>Selection from</i> A Brief History of Early Chinese Philosophy
- 7 <i>Selections from</i> Suedenborugu (Swedenborg)
- 8 Zen, the Spiritual Heritage of the East
- 9 A Contemporary Buddhist View of Shinto
- 10 Swedenborg’s View of Heaven and “Other-Power”
- 11 <i>Selection from</i> Ignorance and World Fellowship
- 12 Zen and the Study of Confucianism (<i>Selection from</i> Zen and Its Influence on Japanese Culture)
- 13 What Is Religion?
- 14 <i>Selections from</i> Japanese Spirituality
- 15 Tea-Room Meditations
- 16 <i>Selections from</i> Essays in Zen Buddhism (First Series)
- 17 The Predicament of Modern Man
- 18 The Analytic and Synthetic Approach to Buddhism
- 19 The Answer Is in the Question
- 20 The Hands
- 21 Letter to Mr. Tatsuguchi
- 22 <i>Review of</i> Meditation and Piety in the Far East
- 23 <i>Selections from</i> Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist
- 24 Love and Power
- 25 Letter to Thomas Merton
- 26 Wisdom in Emptiness
- 27 Open Letter to President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev
- 28 Buddhism and Other Religions
- 29 Religion and Drugs
- Glossary of Chinese and Japanese Terms
- (p.126) 15 Tea-Room Meditations
- Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III
- Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, Richard M. Jaffe
- University of California Press
This chapter contains an essay by D. T. Suzuki, published in the journal Cultural East in 1946. Suzuki first talks about the tea room, which he says is symbolic of certain aspects of Eastern culture, especially of Japanese culture. According to Suzuki, the tea room is a kind of social institution, meant for the cultural few who can appreciate art and learning. He then describes what might be called the four aesthetic and spiritual principles of the tea cult that are assembled to make a syncretic blend of Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism in a form of art: harmony, respect, purity, and tranquillity. Suzuki also discusses the notion of No-tea articulated by Seisetsu, a Zen master of the eighteenth century, as well as his desire to reach the spirit of the tea cult by way of negation. Suzuki concludes by emphasizing the link between the tea cult and Zen.
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