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Zen – In a PeanutShell – The Zen Universe
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Millions of people today are fascinated by Zen, even though Zen teaches them to believe in “nothing” and that everything is illusory and impermanent.
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Glossary – The Zen Universe
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V X Y Z _______________________ A Āchārya – Sanskrit for ‘teacher’; in Zen monasteries, a polite form of address
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Koan Archives – The Zen Universe
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One day Tokusan went down toward the dining room, holding his bowls. Seppõ met him and asked, “Where are you off … Twenty monks and one nun, who was named
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Illustrations Archives – The Zen Universe
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For many people Zen could be anything but fun. However, that’s not the case for Carlos Valencia and Diego Otero … The seventh illustration continues with
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Mumonkan – The Gateless Gate – The Zen Universe
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Mumonkan, Mu Mun Kwan, Wu Men Kuan, Wu-men kuan, Wu-men-kuan, Wumenguan (Gateless Gate, Gate of Gatelessness) represents a collection of 48 koans, compiled
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Spring – Summer (and the rest of the movie) – The Zen Universe
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The basic story speaks about the relationship between a hermit monk and an orphan left in his charge. Together they care for a temple in the middle
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The Z files – Case 1 – Joshu’s “Mu”
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 A monk asked Joshu, “Has a dog the Buddha Nature?” Joshu answered, “Mu.” In order to master Zen, you must pass the barrier of the patriarchs.
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Hekiganroku – The Blue Cliff Record – The Zen Universe
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Boundless wind and moon – the eye within eyes, Inexhaustible heaven and earth – the light beyond light The willow dark, the flower bright – ten thousand houses;
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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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