D.T. Suzuki

1870 - 1966

A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on travel, meaning, life, and unknown

When traveling is made too easy and comfortable, its spiritual meaning is lost. This may be called sentimentalism, but a certain sense of loneliness engendered by traveling leads one to reflect upon the meaning of life, for life is after all a travelling from one unknown to another unknown.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

Source: Zen and Japanese culture. Chapter on Haiku. p. 254

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A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on effort, art, and difficulty

The right art is purposeless, aimless!  The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

Source: Zen in the Art of Archery (Vintage Spiritual Classics)

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A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki

The mind has first to be attuned to the Unconscious.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

Source: Zen in the Art of Archery (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: vii

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A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on archery, striving, and self-knowledge

Fundamentally the marksman aims at himself.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

Source: Zen in the Art of Archery (Vintage Spiritual Classics)

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A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on art

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Art always has something of the unconscious about it.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

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A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on art, god, music, painting, poetry, quality, sculpture, and work

The greatest productions of art, whether painting, music, sculpture or poetry, have invariably this quality-something approaching the work of God.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

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A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on birds, life, water, and zen

Life, according to Zen, ought to be lived as a bird flies through the air, or as a fish swims in the water.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

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A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on art, creativity, justice, life, truth, and zen

The truth of Zen, just a little bit of it, is what turns one's hum drum life, a life of monotonous, uninspiring commonplaceness, into one of art, full of genuine inner creativity.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

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A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on poetry and zen

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Zen Makes use, to a great extent, of poetical expressions; Zen is wedded to poetry.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

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