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Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520269194

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520269194.001.0001

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Dōgen, Hakuin, Bankei: Three Types of Thought in Japanese Zen

Dōgen, Hakuin, Bankei: Three Types of Thought in Japanese Zen

(p.68) 6 Dōgen, Hakuin, Bankei: Three Types of Thought in Japanese Zen
Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

, Richard M. Jaffe
University of California Press

In this essay, translated from Japanese, D. T. Suzuki presents his evaluation of three pivotal figures in the history of Japanese Zen. The essay provides a valuable look at the approach to zazen taken by Dōgen, Hakuin, and Bankei, while comparing their views of awakening. The essay also reveals much about Suzuki’s views concerning Japanese spirituality (reisei).

Keywords:   Hakuin, Dōgen, Bankei, Zen Buddhism, zazen, koan

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