Notes on Crooked Cucumber (CC) - Front Matter
|0||What's Shunryu Suzuki looking at in this photo by
Pat McFarlin? He's an artist now
living in Santa Fe - that's his art website. Here's
He's just looking at a minaret on a building from the courtyard of the City Center. Pat had told me he's looking at a dancer so I had the contest and finally announced that but later in looking at a sheet of proofs that this photo came from realized that he's looking at the top of a building as it seems and Pat was just remembering that Suzuki was there to watch a dancer who is in other photos.
|Japanese for title if "crooked cucumber" is used, could
be "hebo kyuri" or "magata kyuri" with the former
looking like the culprit -
see cuke page on this nickname and more on this in the Introduction
|photos of Suzuki boarding plane in Tokyo for US|
Also by David Chadwick
Thank You and OK!: An American Zen Failure in Japan
Since then, also:
Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki (formerly To Shine One Corner of the World)
To Find the Girl from Perth
Color Dreams for To Find the Girl from Perth
The by Chavid Dadwick
but most of what I write is on cuke.com or cuke-annex.com or defusermusic.com. - dc
The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki
Broadway Books • New York
|* - an asterisk in the text is an internal note of mine indicating a foreign word - did it for a translator and decided to leave it because this is the most up-to-date version of the book. There are a few other marks like = here and there. - dc|
Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki.
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Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
1. Suzuki, Shunryū, 1904–1971. 2. Priests, Zen—Japan—Biography. 3. Priests, Zen—United States—Biography.
Visit the Web site http://www.cuke.com
Sequence of photos on page i: Shunryu Suzuki at Haneda
Airport, Tokyo, departing for America on May 21, 1959.
Designed by David Bullen
Line drawings by Frances Thompson
99 00 01 02 03 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
|This is the copyright page.
We can thank Bill Redican, former SFZC archivist extraordinaire for getting the whole of CC on file at the beginning of the century - every page including this one plus the errata up to that point.
To Shogaku Shunryu Suzuki-roshi
and all sentient beings,
"wisdom seeking wisdom."
part one JAPAN 1904–1959
Chapter One Childhood 1904–1916 3
Chapter Two Master and Disciple 1916–1923 16
Chapter Three Higher Education 1924–1930 39
Chapter Four Great Root Monasteries 1930–1932 63
Chapter Five Temple Priest 1932–1939 77
Chapter Six Wartime 1940–1945 92
Chapter Seven The Occupation 1945–1952 116
Chapter Eight Family and Death 1952–1956 137
Chapter Nine An Opening 1956–1959 153
part two AMERICA 1959–1971
Chapter Ten A New Leaf 1959 165
Chapter Eleven Bowing 1960 187
|Answers to Questions from Rinsoin||
Great Root Monasteries (Daihonzan)
Chapter Twelve Sangha 1961–1962 205
Chapter Thirteen Journeys 1963–1964 228
Chapter Fourteen Taking Root 1965–1966 252
Chapter Fifteen Tassajara 1967–1968 281
Chapter Sixteen The City 1968–1969 306
Chapter Seventeen One and Many 1969–1970 335
Chapter Eighteen The Driver 1971 362
Chapter Nineteen Final Season: Autumn 1971 386
Notes on the Text and Pronunciation 416
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman from Song of Myself
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