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?...
K kalpa -
an aeon, world cycle.
A volitional action.
the act of meditation or contemplation, subjects of meditation exercises.
Pancakkhandha, The five Aggregates, The five causally conditioned elements of existence forming a being or entity, corporeality, feeling, perception, mental formations and consciousness
refer to: kalpa.
universal law of cause and effect..
patience, forebearance, tolerance, endurance.
"Public case", a pure presentation of the nature of ultimate reality..
Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva -
savoir from the torments of hell..
wholesome, meritorious, good action, virtue.
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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