Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume IIIComparative Religion$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki, Richard M. Jaffe, Jeff Wilson, and Tomoe Moriya

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520269170

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520269170.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 28 May 2020

Review of Meditation and Piety in the Far East

Review of Meditation and Piety in the Far East

(p.163) 22 Review of Meditation and Piety in the Far East
Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III
Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, Richard M. Jaffe
University of California Press

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's review of Meditation and Piety in the Far East, a book on Chinese religion and meditation authored by Karl Ludvig Reichelt, a Norwegian Lutheran missionary in China. In this book review, Suzuki reveals the complexity of his feelings toward Christian missionaries in Asia. Although he approves of Reichelt's open-mindedness and spirituality, he also takes other missionaries to task for their arrogance and intolerance. Suzuki comments on Reichelt's views about conversion and conscience and discusses meditation as practiced by Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism. Suzuki concludes with some correction to Reichelt's translation while praising his efforts to make Chinese thought understandable to Western people.

Keywords:   meditation, D. T. Suzuki, Meditation and Piety in the Far East, Chinese religion, Karl Ludvig Reichelt, Christian missionaries, conscience, Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.