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Monday, August 3, 2015

Carl Jung on Zen





To Stanislaw Komorowski

Dear Colleague, 19 December 1952

Many thanks for your friendly letter.

I know Suzuki personally.

I have studied Zen not in the practical sense but only from the psychological angle.

I have had much more to do with the European developments that tend in the same direction.

Many paths lead to the central experience.

But the nearer one gets to the centre the easier it is to understand the other paths that lead there.

I have no doubt that this study is the most important in our time.

With best wishes for the natalis Solis invicti,

Yours sincerely,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 101.

Image: D.T. Suzuki seeking advice from a Zen MEWster.