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  One day Yao-shan Wei-yen (750-834), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an master,
was asked by the host of the monastery to give his sermon to the assembly who
for a long while was expecting his teaching. Yao-shan said: "Strike the bell."

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samadhi - collectedness of the mind through gradual calming of mental activity..
Sambogakaya - body of buddha-paradise buddha.
sangha - the buddhist community - monks, nuns, novices, and lay followers .
Sariputra - one of the ten great disciples of Buddha, renowned for his wisdom. .
sesshin - days of especially intense, strict practice .
Shakyamuni - "Sage of Shayka", epithet of the historical Buddha.
skandha - the five aggregates, constituting what is generally known as the personality:
form
sensation
perception
mental formations
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Subhuti - a student of the Buddha, who was known for his loving kindness. .
sutra - discourses of the 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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