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The Middle Way – The Zen Universe
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The Middle Way or Middle Path (Pali: Majjhimapatipada; Sanskrit: Madhyamapratipad) is the term that Gautama Buddha used to describe the character of the
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Kosho Uchiyama Roshi and the Scenery of Life – The Zen Universe
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*Excerpt from the book Opening the Hand of Thought by Kosho Uchiyama Satori and Zen seem to have such an intimate relationship in Japan that when somebody
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Gutei – and the finger of enlightenment – The Zen Universe
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Gutei (Chinese: Chu-chih) lived around the ninth century,  his dates of birth and death are not available, since his real name is not 
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Anattā – The Zen Universe
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ANATTĀ – THE NOT-SELF CHARACTERISTIC Buddha said: “Physical form, monks, is transient, and whatever is transient is unsatisfactory; whatever is unsatisfactory
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Haiku – Japanese Poetry – The Zen Universe
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Camellia-petal fell in silent dawn . . . spilling A water-jewel Haiku is a contemplative, unrhymed Japanese poem that attempts to chronicle the essence
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The 10 Perfections – The Zen Universe
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Ten Qualities Leading to Buddhahood. Pāramitā (Sanskrit, Pali) or pāramī (Pāli) is “perfection” or “completeness”. While technically pāramī and pāramitā
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The Zen Files – Case 10 Seizei Is Utterly Destitute – The Zen Universe
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Case Seizei said to Sozan, “Seizei is utterly destitute. Will you give him support?” Sozan called out, “Seizei!” Seizei responded, “Yes, sir!
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The Case Joshu went to a hermit’s cottage and asked, “Is the master in? Is the master in?” The hermit raised his fist. Joshu said, “The water is too shallow
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Taisen Deshimaru – The Zen Universe
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Taisen Deshimaru (Yasuo was his given first name) was born in on November 20, 1914, near the town of Saga, on the isle of Kyushu. His mother was a fervent
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Celebrating the Buddha’s birth – The Zen Universe
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For over two thousand years, Buddhists around the world have celebrated the Buddha‘s Birthday. Traditionally, his birth is supposed to have been in 623
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