Japanese Zen Buddhist Philosophy

[Revised entry by Shigenori Nagatomo on February 10, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Zen aims at a perfection of personhood. To this end, sitting meditation called "za-zen" is employed
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[Revised entry by Shigenori Nagatomo on February 10, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Zen aims at a perfection of personhood. To this end, sitting meditation called "za-zen" is employed as a foundational method of prāxis across the different schools of this Buddha-Way, through which the Zen practitioner attempts to embody non-discriminatory wisdom vis-a-vis the meditational experience known as "satori" (enlightenment). A process of discovering wisdom culminates in the...

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