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Zen   /zɛn/   Listen
Zen

noun
1.
School of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan.  Synonym: Zen Buddhism.
2.
A Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight.  Synonym: Zen Buddhism.
3.
Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide.  Synonyms: acid, back breaker, battery-acid, dose, dot, Elvis, loony toons, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, pane, superman, window pane.



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"Zen" Quotes from Famous Books



... mer!" he had exclaimed—"Ze bouleversement of ze vagues! Ze choses terribles! Ze femmes sick!—zen men of ze coleur blieu! Ah, quel ravissement to be ...
— God's Good Man • Marie Corelli

... and Northern Schools of Buddhism (2) The Development and Differentiation of Buddhism (3) The Object of this Book is the Explaining of the Mahayanistic View of Life and the World (4) Zen holds a Unique Position among the Established Religions of the World (5) The Historical Antiquity of Zen (6) The Denial of Scriptural Authority by Zen (7) The Practisers of Zen hold the Buddha as their Predecessor, whose Spiritual Level they Aim to Attain (8) The Iconoclastic ...
— The Religion of the Samurai • Kaiten Nukariya



Words linked to "Zen" :   LSD, Buddhism, window pane, lysergic acid diethylamide, satori



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