Anna Ruggeri Takeshita
   Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of Italian Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Professor
Date 2018/09/01
Presentation Theme Suzuki Daisetsu’s Understanding of Hakuin Zenji
Conference The 69th Annual Conference Conference of the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies
Promoters The Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies
Conference Type Domestic
Presentation Type Speech (General)
Contribution Type Individual
Venue Tōyō University (5-28-20 Hakusan, Bunkyō-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN)
Publisher and common publisher Anna RUGGERI TAKESHITA
Details In this presentation, the author explored Suzuki Daisetsu’s (1880 - 1966) understanding of Hakuin Zenji (1685 - 1768) and his teachings. Suzuki Daisetsu did not mention much about Hakuin Zenji in his many works. The author enumerated and analyzed the main works written about Hakuin Zenji in the Suzuki Daisetsu Complete Works. The general impression is that in some cases Suzuki Daisetsu used Hakuin’s words to endorse his own thoughts. At the same time, we can see that some of the deepest aspects of Hakuin’s teachings were also grasped by Suzuki.