is not a religion. It is a philosophy. It is a way
of thinking, of understanding, an outlook on life.
It is the belief that we all need to feel comfortable
in our own skins, and to believe in ourselves. Thus,
it is extremely difficult to define, because it is
a completely personal journey. We attempt to define
zen with individual concepts that we can incorporate
into our lives. With focus and self awareness, we
attempt to become easier to like, easier to deal with,
because we like and eventually understand ourselves.
Some practice physical martial arts.
Some passively try to live their lives as simply as
Some strive to be the best they can be, while not
hurting others along the way.
Many paths can lead to the spirit of Zen.
Here are a few Zen sayings
The ways to the One are as
many as the lives of men.
Life is a mystery to be lived,
not a problem to be solved.
Knowledge is learning something
every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every
The ten thousand questions
are one question. If you cut through the one question,
then the ten thousand questions disappear.
Zen is like
soap. First you wash with it, and then you wash off
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