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Friday, September 29, 2006

Blue Lotus Sangha, "What is Zen"

Another Zen 101 page. I like these since it's a place to point people interested in Zen, along with a few good books if they remain interested. This one is very short, and contains this nugget:
“What do you mean that Zen does not focus on deities or the afterlife?” This means that when asked the question “Does God exist?” Zen would reply: “Just breathe.” A prominent Zen master was once asked if reincarnation was true. He replied: “We don’t know. No one has ever come back and told us about it. We don’t worry about it.” Live in the moment. Breathe.



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