The essays in The Buddha Eye: An anthology of the Kyoto
School are taken from The Eastern Buddhist, certainly one of the most quietly
influential journals to have appeared in the twentieth century. Founded in
1921 by the now famous Suzuki Teitaro Daisetz, during the many decades of its
life it has been a vehicle for seminal articles by many of the most important
philosophers of Zen, including D.T. Suzuki, Nishitani Keiji, abe masao,
hisamatsu Shin'ichi and many others who regularly contributed to its pages.
A collection of important essays from the Eastern Buddhist Journal on this renowned Japanese school of philosophy.
The Awakening of Self in Buddhism, the I-Thou Relation in Zen Buddhism; Self
and the Unattainable, What is the I?; Ikkyu's Skeletons; God, Emptiness, and the
True Self; and Man an Nature in Christianity and Buddhism; Buddhist Conception
of Reality; Science and Zen; a Dialogue: a Discussion Between One and Zero;
Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism; Zen as the Negation of
Holiness; the Philosophy of Nishida; Emptiness is Suchness; Apropos of Shin
Buddhism; Dharmakara Bodhisattva; and the Great Path of Absolute Other-Power.
The contributers include Nishitani Keiji, Masao Abe, D.T.Suzuki, Kobori
Sohaku Nanrei, Takeuchi Yoshinori, Hisamatsu Shin'ichi, Ueda Shizuteru, Soga
Ryojin, and Kiyozawa Manshi.
"This anthology serves as an excellent introduction to the Suzuki version of
Zen." - Journal of Asian Studies
"The juxtaposition of essays is provocative in eliciting a Western response.
Some of the essays are already recognized as classics and some of the others
should be. This book provides a service to Western students of religion who wish
to broaden their understanding of cross-cultural religious and philosophoical
dialogue." The Eastern Buddhist.
"With the appearance of The Buddha Eye…a new era in Buddhist thought has been