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Zen Buddhism November 17
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What is Zen Dhyana Meditation Conscious Contemplation as emphasized in Buddhism The methodology of gaining enlightenment Chan ansliteration of Sanskrit ‘ hyana Transliteration of Sanskrit ‘Dhyana’ Introduced by Indian and Chinese Buddhist scholars Zen Transliteration of Chinese ‘Chan’ Different from Chinese Mahayana/Pureland Buddhism Exists outside Buddhist scripture/ritual Emphasizes Directness of Experience Attainment of Buddhahood through one’s own self/nature
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Zen The Buddha-nature exists in every existence The Ultimate reality is Sunyata The distinction between ‘I’ and ‘not-I’ is false Zen removes the ‘I-ness’ from the mind Enlightenment cannot be described
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Enlightenment Satori : Enlightenment Method: (of direct experience) Zazen Koan Nature The highest state of knowledge pact Impact Wisdom Compassion Kensho : A glimpse of enlightenment A fleeting state of knowledge Image that comes and goes
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The Parable of Enayadatta
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Enayadatta thought she was beautiful 2. Looked in the mirror; could not find her head 3. Doubted, asked her friends to search for her head 1. Separation 2. Loss of true identity 3. Doubt, faith, search 4. Friends tied her up 5. Friends hit her on the head 6. Pain made her realize the ehad was always there 4. Immobilization (zazen) 5. Strike (kensho) 6. Satori Zazen Sitting meditation Position Control Body Focus on the breathing process Mind Thoughts clutter our mind Focus on passing thoughts Clear the mind Koan Koan = public records Dialogue between Master and Pupil Direct pointer to reality Test of knowledge Rejection of conceptual/traditional framework Rejection of logic/deduction Koans Koan 1 Does the dog have Buddha nature? Mu Why Yes/No answers are wrong Koan 2 A Pitcher is a Pitcher What else? Pitcher Wooden Stick Pitcher...
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