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“Tosui’s strong practice” – Unedited texts of Master Zeisler – The Zen Universe
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During mondo, somebody asked: „You always say strong, strong, strong.” Strong decision! In history, the monk Tosui is an example of a strong decision of
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Śūnyatā – The Zen Universe
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Śūnyatā is a Sanskrit noun that derives from the adj. sūnya – ‘void’, Suññatā (Pāli; adj. suñña), Ku (Japanese), Śūnyatā holds the semantic field of “emptiness”
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The Heart Sutra – The Zen Universe
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KAN JI ZAI BO SA GYO- JIN HAN-NYA HA RA MI TA JI Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, while meditating deeply in the Prajñaparamita, SHO- KEN GO ON KAI KU- DO IS-SAI KU YAKU.
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Mahākāśyapa – The Zen Universe
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THE FIRST ANCESTOR, One day, the World-honoured One offered up a flower with a  twinkle  in  His  eye;  Mahakasyapa’s 
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Cetasika – The Mental Factors – The Zen Universe
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Cetasika = Ceta + s + ika is translated as “mental factors”, “mental states”, “mental events”, “concomitants of consciousness”, “mental concomitants”
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Shōbōgenzō
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The Shōbōgenzō is the well recognized spiritual masterpiece of the Japanese Soto Zen Master, Eihei Dogen. It contains discourses that he gave to his disciples
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The Five Hindrances – The Zen Universe
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In meditation, the Five Hindrances can be seen as the major forces in the mind that hinder our ability to see clearly or become concentrated, preventing
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Kimono – The Zen Universe
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The kimono is representative of Japan’s culture and heritage, and there are different types of kimono worn to complement every season and occasion.
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Padma – The Lotus Flower – The Zen Universe
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The lotus flower symbol has deep, mythic meaning for many cultures. The lotus blossom has been revered, attributed to deities, and meditated on for thousands of years.
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Anekāntavāda—The theory of relative pluralism or manifoldness
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Anekāntavāda meaning ”non-absolutism” or “many-sidedness” or ”theory of several assertions” refers to the principles of pluralism and multiplicity of viewpoints
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