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  One day when Fa-yen Wen-i (885-958), one of the well known Chinese Ch'an masters,
has ascended his seat. From the assembly, a monk came out and asked:
-What is one drop of water from the fount of Tsao-ch'i?
Fa-yen repied:
-It's... 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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