From the jacket flap:
Prepared in Japan under the personal supervision of Dr. Suzuki, this volume is a comprehensive introduction to Zen Buddhism and has been arranged so as to present as connected a treatment of the subject as possible.
As of the present, D. T. Suzuki is the one writer who, by virtue of his training and experience in Zen, by his mastery of the texts and of the requisite oriental and occidental languages, and because of his thorough knowledge of the philosophies of both the East and West, can qualify as the foremost interpreter of Zen to the world outside Japan. Now over 90 years old, Dr. Suzuki has laboured unceasingly to bring the message of Zen to the West. The contents of this invaluable anthology have been assembled from the full range of Dr. Suzuku’s writings, including over 100 books in Japanese, some 30 in English, plus innumerable articles, pamphlets and monographs. Without any doubt this is the fullest and finest selection from Dr. Suzuki’s writings that has ever been made within the limits of one volume.