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  The master Bankei's talks were attended not only by Zen students but by persons of all ranks and sects. He never quoted sutras not indulged in scholastic dissertations. Instead, his words were spoken directly from his heart to the hearts of... continue...

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kalpa - an aeon, world cycle.
kamma - A volitional action.
kammatthana - the act of meditation or contemplation, subjects of meditation exercises.
kandha - aggregate, category Pancakkhandha, The five Aggregates, The five causally conditioned elements of existence forming a being or entity, corporeality, feeling, perception, mental formations and consciousness .
kappa - refer to: kalpa.
karma - universal law of cause and effect..
karuna - compassion.
khanti - patience, forebearance, tolerance, endurance.
kilesa - defilement, impurities.
Koan - "Public case", a pure presentation of the nature of ultimate reality..
Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva - savoir from the torments of hell..
kusala - wholesome, meritorious, good action, virtue.
kuti - an abode of a Buddhist monk or novice.

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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