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Zen Archives – The Zen Universe
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A person who discovers the direction of his life in zazen, who vows and at the same time lives by … *Original excerpts from the book Sit: Zen Teachings
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A person who discovers the direction of his life in zazen, who vows and at the same time lives by …   *Excerpt from the book Opening the Hand of Thought by
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Zazen Archives – The Zen Universe
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Masters Resources The Practice Zen Quotes by Kodo Sawaki   “Practicing zazen is like a tiger taking to the mountains. It’s like a dragon diving … Mondo
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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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True Living Buddha – The Zen Universe
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One day, my master Kodo Sawaki confided in me, “Why did zen impress me so much? It wasn’t reading the Shobogenzo, or the words of the masters or any other
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Ritual and Form in Zen Buddhism – The Zen Universe
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Ritual traditions have changed over historical time and differ from sect to sect and from region to region throughout East Asia. Descriptions of Zen ritual
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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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The 10 Oxherding – The Zen Universe
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From ancient time, all traditions have set up “paths” of spiritual development.  The Zen Oxherding Pictures show the passage from initiation
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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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