3.3.5 Buddhist Mysticism

Just this month a new book has been published by Dr D.T. Suzuki called Mysticism, Christian and Buddhist. I’m not intending to devote this program to in review of this book as such but I call attention to it. Incidentally, it’s published by Harper’s in New...

3.3.6 Constitution of Nature

As I think it over it seems to me that the high civilisations of the world have produced exactly three different views of the constitution of nature, of the physical universe. And to enumerate them I would call them respectively, nature as a construct, nature as a...

3.3.7 Daylight Savings Time and God

The last Sunday in September is the day when we go through the amusing ritual of putting our clocks back, and to revert what some people might call God’s time. I say amusing. Because the practice of altering our clocks for saving daylight has always ‘jiggled my...

3.3.8 Fundamentals of Buddhism

I’m continuing this program with talks on some of the fundamental ideas of oriental philosophy. But before going on, I want to refer back to something that I said in the last programme in which I was talking about Hinduism which may possibly have been...

3.3.9 On GK Chesterton

I want you to have in mind an enormously fat man wearing a black cloak and a rather large, wide-brimmed hat, with pince-nez secured to his nose, and prevented from destruction by a large, black, long ribbon fastened around his neck, who speaks—as fat men do—with a...

3.3.10 Gateless Gate

When I originally planned [this] series of talks, I had not intended to include what to me is one of the most remarkable books in the world. And the reason I hadn’t originally intended to include it in the series, is that, to the average person who is not...