Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
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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