ZEN – The essence of Zen Buddhism is achieving enlightenment by seeing one’s original mind directly, without the intervention of the intellect. It is a mixture of Indian Mahayana Buddhism and Taoism. It began in China, spread to Korea and Japan, and became very popular in the West from the mid 20th century. The essence of Zen is attempting to understand the meaning of life directly, without being misled by logical thought or language.
Zen techniques are compatible with other faiths and are often used, for example, by Christians seeking a mystical understanding of their faith.
Zen is a practice transmitted from Master to Disciple and this goes back 2500 years ago in India, The Buddha zen in Japanese means meditation, this is the core of Zen Buddhism, without it, there is no Zen.
This is my last A- Z Challenge post, I hope you have enjoyed it over the past month, I have enjoyed this time, and also found very interesting the A – Z challenges done by the blogs I follow. I would like to thank everyone, who has followed my challenge and for the comments I have recieved, it is very appreciated.