Swedenborg: Buddha of the North
Author : D. T. Suzuki
Translator : Andrew Bernstein
Format : Paperback, 160 pages
Release date : 1996
This first complete English translation of two works by Zen scholar D.T. Suzuki introduces Emanuel Swedenborg and compares Swedenborgian thought to Buddhism. The first work stresses Swedenborg's message that true spirituality demands an engagement in this world; the second compares Swedenborg's description of heaven to the paradise of Pure Land Buddhism.
D. T. Suzuki was the author of more than a hundred works on the subject in both Japanese and English, and was most instrumental in bringing the teachings of Zen Buddhism to the attention of the Western world. He introduced the Swedish Mystic to the Japanese early in the 20th century.
"...important for anyone who is concerned with inter-religious dialogue and the meaning of... visionary mysticism." - The Reader's Review