Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki (1870~1966) was a prolific Japanese-American philosopher, writer and translator. He traveled and lectured extensively, interacting with diverse audiences and some of the most brilliant and creative minds of the age, among them Carl Jung, Martin Heidegger, Alan Watts, Thomas Merton, John Cage, and Gary Snyder. He is the author of more than 30 books, including, "An Introduction to Zen Buddhism. A ZEN LIFE is a documentary feature, made by Michael Goldberg, on this extraordinary man.
Syndicated from YouTube. A Zen Life: DT Suzuki, Executive Producer and Director Michael Goldberg, Co-Producer John Wittmayer, Composer Morgan Fisher.
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On Sep 14, 2023Richard wrote:
A fascinating and thought provoking video covering DT Suzuki's incredible life on this planet. His message rings louder to me now in my early 80s, when I think a lot about death. Suzuki reminds us not to fear death because it is part of life, and that both are equally important. Hence we should not fear either, and "allow nature to take its course," or as one might say colloquially, "go with the flow"-- quietly, calmly, and gently--as Suzuki did by his example..
Much to commend in Daisetz Suzuki, but not without also acknowledging human faults…While I read Suzuki’s Introduction to Zen decades ago during a “searching” time, it has been Thich Nhat Hanh who has been most helpful in this “golden” season of embracing and being embraced by the Universal Christ of Divine LOVE (God). Rumi, Hafiz, Meister Eckhart, Thomas Merton too have all assisted in helping me “see” as Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote “Christ plays in ten thousand places…”