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  Tetsugen, a devotee of Zen in Japan, decided to publish the sutras, which at that time were available only in Chinese. The books were to be printed with wood blocks in an edition of seven thousand copies, a tremendous undertaking.... continue...

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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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