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Metaphysical Dictionary

The dictionary posted here is a sampling of an over 4,700 word compilation of many years research about metaphysical terms from Pagan, Wiccan, Druid, Occult and other related terms.

These works are to be published in book format and all of the contents are copyrighted (c) 2005-2009 by Magickal Winds. This book will be available in our online store soon.

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Definition of Zen

Originally a Japanese branch of Mahayana Buddhism. It teaches a doctrineless path to enlightenment, based upon existentialism and intuition. Transcendence acquired in Zen is the only state of being that validates self. Chinese CH'AN (from Sanskrit dhyana, "meditation"), important school of Buddhism in Japan that claims to transmit the spirit or essence of Buddhism, which consists in experiencing the enlightenment (bodhi) achieved by Gautama the Buddha. Zen teaches that the Buddha-nature, or potential to achieve enlightenment, is inherent in everyone but lies dormant because of ignorance. It is best awakened not by the study of scriptures, the practice of good deeds, rites and ceremonies, or worship of images but by a sudden breaking through of the boundaries of common, everyday, logical thought. Training in the methods leading to such an enlightenment (Chinese wu; Japanese Satori,) is best transmitted personally from master to disciple. The methods recommended, however, differ among the various sects of Zen. Zen Buddhists seeks salvation by experiencing satori, which is the Japanese term for enlightenment. 1 Satori is the sudden awakening to one's true nature. 2 When Zen Buddhists realize their Buddha nature, they experience inner joy and peace. 3 Through the continued practice of meditation, Zen Buddhists can experience satori many times, each bringing them into deepening levels of self-awareness. 4 Like all Buddhists, the ultimate goal of a Zen Buddhist is to reach parinirvana (extinction), but unlike other Buddhists, the immediate goal of the Zen Buddhist is to experience satori.

 

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