Sacred Texts  Buddhism 

Mysticism, Christian and Buddhist

by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

[1957, copyright not renewed]

This is a study of Buddhist mysticism, contrasted and compared with Christian mysticism, particularly the writings of Meister Eckhart. Suzuki explores Buddhist and Christian concepts of infinity, eternity and the transmigration of souls. This book explains many difficult Buddhist concepts, including kono-mama, a state of spiritual contentment. Also included is extensive material about the 'Pure Land' school of Zen Buddhism of Renno Shonin, particularly translations of source material.

Title Page

Section One

Meister Eckhart and Buddhism
II. The Basis of Buddhist Philosophy
III. ''A Little Point'' and Satori
IV. Living in the Light of Eternity

Appendices to Part I

V. Transmigration
VI. Crucifixion and Enlightenment

Section Two

VII. Kono-mama (''I Am That I Am'')

Appendices to Part II

VIII. Notes on ''Namu-amida-butsu''
IX. Rennyo's Letter
X. From Saichi's Journals