A soldier came to Hakuin and asked "Is there really a paradise and a hell?"
"Who are you?" inquired Hakuin.
"I am a samurai," the warrior replied.
"You, a samurai!" exclaimed Hakuin. "What kind of ruler would have you as his guard?...
B Bhavana -
mental culture, development, the control and evolution of the mind, meditation
Religious mendicant or friar of the order founded by Gotama Buddha.
28th Indian ancestor, 1st Chinese ancestor.
Bodhipakkhiya Dhamma -
the 37 qualities contributing to Enlightenment.
a Buddha to be, one who has resolved to attain Enlightenment for the helping of all sentient beings..
refer to: Bodhisatta.
(in Hinduism, The Creator, The Universal Self); in Buddhism, a divine being of the Form Sphere or the Formless Sphere, Happy and blameless celestial beings, inhabitants of the higher heavens.
The Awakened One, The Enlightened one.
the field of consciousness created by the ideation of an enlightened being .
a recitation of the Buddha, an example of a mantra.
refer to: Buddha.
The glossary of zen and buddhism terms are gathered from the following authorized sources:
1. The Venerable Ajahn Sanong Katapunyo of Wat Sanghathan and the translation/editing of the Thai by Fuengsin Trafford and Simon Romer.
2. Steven Newton - Portland Zen Community (source "Glossary of Japanese Zen Terms" - Stan Rosenthal)
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