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    free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub è David Chadwick E–pub Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki David Chadwick è 9 characters I’ve just read 400 pages about a Buddhist monk? The subject matter seems like a snoozer yet I was riveted I had read two of Suzuki’s dharma books which reveal something of his kind personality but this biography which surveys his long training as a monk in Japan and his subseuent removal with his wife and son to Amer

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    E–pub Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki I don't have heros but Shunryu Suzuki comes close He is as human as you and I with countless faults bad habits and tempta

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    E–pub Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki David Chadwick è 9 characters Despite having a deep interest in the subject matter it took me a while to get intimate with this book This book seemed to start off like many biographies do beginning with childhood Suzuki had a uniue childhood in the sense that he had a fa

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    David Chadwick è 9 characters free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub è David Chadwick E–pub Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki I read Not Always So a book of Suzuki roshi's teachings so many times that it was finally just a pile of papers with neither covers nor spine I sought out this book hoping for news of Suzuki dharma As a long term resident of Japan student of this era and earnest if hopeless dharma student I expected to find many reasons to disapprove But no t

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    E–pub Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki David Chadwick è 9 characters summary Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki I try to limit myself mostly to fiction in my postings to Goodreads but this is such a great book it has to go here I read it when it first came out and decided to give it a second read Suzuki Roshi's life and teaching are the ultimate Buddhist teaching He must have been a wonderful fascinating and very human teacher And in this and the other three books I have related to him Zen Mind Beginner's Mind the ultimate book o

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    E–pub Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub è David Chadwick David Chadwick è 9 characters An insightful biography of a twentieth century Japanese Zen Buddhist cleric whose experiences of Japanese imperialism and the USA 1960s cultural rebellion as characterised by the “beat generation” seem to have reinforced his philosophy of nonduality as well as confirming his faith in Zazen – the practice of sitting meditation The book also reveals Shunryu Suzuki’s human failings; his occasional outbursts of emotion especially whe

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    E–pub Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki David Chadwick è 9 characters This isn't uite a review but rather my interpretation of some ideas in the book compared to another that I recently read about Yogic practice 'Autobiography of a Yogi' It was very interesting for me to read in a short period of time both Paramahamsa Yogananda's 'Autobiography of a Yogi' and David Chadwick's 'C

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    summary Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub è David Chadwick David Chadwick è 9 characters What a wonderful visit with Shunryu Suzuki Chadwick has paired all the stories he could find about Suzuki with Suzuki's own words illustrating his teaching A life rooted in physicality Suzuki was always either cleaning something sitting zazen or working in his garden With little talk and action Suzuki created the long lasting Zen

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    E–pub Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki I first came across Shunru Suzuki on the back cover of `beginners mind' In the picture he looks mischievous and has a twinkle in his eye Looking at his image I figure this man was doing something right and I wanted to learn from himThat book was full of contradictions and although I had an inkling of what he was trying to convey I wasn't sure Reading about his life I maybe understand a bit better The contradictions are there to blow away t

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    E–pub Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki David Chadwick è 9 characters free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub è David Chadwick Who hasn't read and loved Suzuki's classic BEGINNER'S MIND? So who was the man and his life that led to that gre

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Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki review Ù 109 David Chadwick è 9 characters Published passages from Suzuki's talks Crooked Cucumber evokes a down to earth life of the spirit Along with Suzuki we can find a way to practice with mountains trees and stones and to find ourselves in this big world. I first came across Shunru Suzuki on the back cover of beginners mind In the picture he looks mischievous and has a twinkle in his eye Looking at his image I figure this man was doing something right and I wanted to learn from himThat book was full of contradictions and although I had an inkling of what he was trying to convey I wasn t sure Reading about his life I maybe understand a bit better The contradictions are there to blow away the cobwebs and the fixed ideasThe book moves slowly in some ways and I got a little impatient But the I read the I felt this was in keeping with his philosophy Just sit There is nothing to understand There is nowhere to go Mundane when I write it and yet the lesson in patience was what I needed Not like a dull book but like good exercise or meditation Sweet tasting medicineAnd it was uite the life The book recalls his take on war time Japan and how he relatively late in life finally realized the dream of taking Soto Buddhism to the US A man of few absolutes but a deep sincerity By the end it seemed he thought Japanese Soto Zen had as much to learn from his American disciples as his American friends had from his original teachersThe book is filled with wisdom But it is couched in anecdotes and uotes only there if you feel like reaching out to it So gentle and so warm you might miss itThank you Roshi

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Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki review Ù 109 David Chadwick è 9 characters Shunryu Suzuki is known to countless readers as the author of the modern spiritual classic Zen Mind Beginner's Mind This most influential teacher comes vividly to life in Crooked Cucumber the first full biography of a. Despite having a deep interest in the subject matter it took me a while to get intimate with this book This book seemed to start off like many biographies do beginning with childhood Suzuki had a uniue childhood in the sense that he had a father who was a priest and Suzuki became a monk himself at a very young age What follows from there is a tracing of his life from his own priestly and temple duties in Japan to his eventual coming to America to spread the dharma I think the most striking thing about this book is its simplicity and ability to portray Suzuki as an ordinary man What better legacy than to be revealed as something natural which is the way of Zen Natural and accepting of reality in all its many facets It seems to me Suzuki always displayed a life of humility and wisdom He had such flaws as a short temper and forgetfulness but always had a deep respect for others and sincere practice While reading this book the old biblical idea of a prophet is never honored in his own land rang true Many other priests in Japan viewed Suzuki as something less than special Perhaps this is the way Suzuki would have wanted it Sure he had plenty of friends but it seems some other priests of notable standing suffered from jealousy or were stuck in outmoded ways of thinking It was only after Suzuki came to America well into adulthood that he began to amass a following of serious students in the west Some of these students were extremely devoted and saw Suzuki for what he was An ordinary man yes but also a deeply realized spiritual being He made many wonderful friends in America and established not only a city Zen center in San Francisco but also a monastery type retreat in Tassajara California Perhaps his greatest contribution though was in spreading a style of Zen that attempted to be pure Zen That is to break free of stodgy old monastic rules and to establish a practice that sought to get to the heart of reality One thing of importance to mention is that the book contains many small paragraphs taken from Suzuki s talks or letters These offer different elements of wisdom which have a true Buddhist sense to them Anyone who is interested in how to live your life with integrity dignity humility and grace right up to the end will strongly like this book Also anyone interested in learning about someone who is somewhat similar to other great spiritual figures A person who realizes his limitations accepts his weaknesses but never uits the pursuit of truth This person can be said to be a true Bodhisattva a being who works for the enlightenment of all and makes any sacrifice necessary towards that end The only thing left to say at the end was that Suzuki Roshi was a good man

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Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki review Ù 109 David Chadwick è 9 characters Ny Zen master to be published in the West To make up his intimate and engrossing narrative David Chadwick draws on Suzuki's own words and the memories of his students friends and family Interspersed with previously un. An insightful biography of a twentieth century Japanese Zen Buddhist cleric whose experiences of Japanese imperialism and the USA 1960s cultural rebellion as characterised by the beat generation seem to have reinforced his philosophy of nonduality as well as confirming his faith in Zazen the practice of sitting meditation The book also reveals Shunryu Suzuki s human failings his occasional outbursts of emotion especially when his students failed to grasp the essence of his teaching just to work just to live in this world with this understanding That is true Zazen The creation of a truly American Soto Zen community in San Francisco together with the Tassajara Zen Mountain Centre the first training monastery outside of Japan can be viewed as Suzuki s legacy to the world of Buddhism His death in 1971 was not the end of his contribution to USJapanese cultural understanding This was continued through his circle of disciples several of whom underwent rigorous training in Japan before assuming key roles in the expanding California Sangha

  • Paperback
  • 464
  • Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki
  • David Chadwick
  • English
  • 10 June 2020
  • 9780767901055