18 October 1870: Birthday of D. T. Suzuki, Japanese author and scholar (d. 1966) (Source)

Japanese Buddhism philosopher, Daisetsu Teitarō Suzuki, 1953 (1870-1966) – photo by Shigeru Tamura(1909-1987)(Source)

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki (Japanese: 鈴木 大拙 貞太郎, romanizedSuzuki Daisetsu Teitarō; he rendered his name “Daisetz” in 1894;[1] 11 November 1870 – 12 July 1966[2]) was a Japanese scholar and author of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen (Chan) and Shin that were instrumental in spreading interest in both Zen and Shin (and Far Eastern philosophy in general) to the West. Suzuki was also a prolific translator of Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit literature. Suzuki spent several lengthy stretches teaching or lecturing at Western universities, and devoted many years to a professorship at Ōtani University, a Japanese Buddhist school.

He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963. (Source)

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