Sermons of a Buddhist Abbot [Zen for Americans].

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Calvin Habig | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Oct 14 2016 8:27 AM

3201.Sermons of a Buddhist Abbot.docx

As I have said before in previous eastern religion uploads, these are not for everyone, but I teach eastern religions and put these in docx format for my own study & research. I share them with all who are interested, but of course doctrinally they do not jive with Christian faith.

"This is a book of essays by a Zen Buddhist Abbot who visited the United States in 1905-6, translated by another figure who was instrumental in introducing Buddhism to the West, Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. Originally titled Sermons of a Buddhist Abbot, it has been reprinted in numerous editions as Zen for Americans and is currently in print under that title.

"The book includes a translation of The Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters, which was the first Buddhist document translated into Chinese, and which had a huge influence on the development of Zen. Many of the essays are introductions to various Buddhist topics for Christians, and all of them are ideal for a general audience. The two essays which close out the book which discuss the Buddhist attitude towards war and peace, and are of historical interest because they were referenced by Leo Tolstoy in his anti-war declaration."

(A variety of book covers are available by Googling the title.)

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 14 2016 11:19 AM

Thanks Calvin for this great service of sharing that you have offered. Thanks also for the friendly reminder that we need to read all books carefully measuring their truth from God's Word!

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 14 2016 12:42 PM

Calvin, I assume you are aware of as a source of Buddhist texts?

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Calvin Habig | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 17 2016 8:14 AM

Thanks, as always MJ. 


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