Sayings and Tales of Zen Buddhism

Sayings and Tales of Zen Buddhism

By William Wray

  • Release Date : 2006-04-03
  • Genre : Buddhism
  • FIle Size : 0.73 MB
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Sayings and Tales of Zen Buddhism The word ‘Zen’ is considered by many to be an abbreviation for Zen Buddhism. However, today Zen is not tied to any particular group: it is a way of life, discipline and thinking. Zen practitioners use sayings and scriptures to help them uncover the secrets of the universe. The most often used is the Koan, a nonsensical question given to students for meditation. The answer to one of the best-known Koans ‘What is the sound of one hand clapping?’ is, of course, ‘silence’, the silence that permeates the universe. And for most of us unattainable without a good deal of practice, here is a treasury of such jewels of thought.,