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What is Zen, what does it actually mean ?

asked 2019-08-19 20:11:17 -0600

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updated 2019-08-22 17:26:36 -0600

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What is Zen?

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answered 2019-08-22 17:26:41 -0600

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updated 2019-08-22 17:29:54 -0600

The word Zen is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the Middle Chinese word 'Chán' which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word 'dhyana' which can be approximately translated as "absorption" or "deep meditative state." the spiritual practice in Zen is called sitting Zazen which is a form of silent meditation emphasizing immobility and silence.

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Is Zazen and naam japna the same ?

teraBanda gravatar imageteraBanda ( 2019-08-22 19:01:57 -0600 )edit

No. In Zazen, one observes the breath come in and go out. Nam is not given in Zen.

Guruka Singh gravatar imageGuruka Singh ( 2019-08-26 10:12:05 -0600 )edit

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