But explaining it in terms of lima beans! That goes too far, yuck.I said:Explaining spiritual practises in terms of criminal activity is perhaps a little distracting
Thomas said:Traditional Definition of Zen:
Outside teaching; apart from tradition.
Not founded on words and letters.
Pointing directly to the human mind.
Seeing into one's nature and attaining Buddhahood.
Vajradhara said:"special transmission outside doctrine"
The word Zen is is a Japanese rendering of the word Chan which is a Chinese rendering of the Sanskrit word dhyana or meditation. meditation is of course one of the spokes of the wheel of the eightfold path. The Zen Buddhist tradition is a tradition that is not centered on academic understanding of sutrasxamnzero said: