The Art of Dying
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The Art of Dying

Chan

Zen’s Parent

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Buddhism did not head for Japan directly from India to there become Zen, it arrived via China, where it was called Chan (the Japanese pronunciation of which happens to be zen), which in turn was the Chinese word for the Sanskrit Dhyana, which is Jhana in Pali.

Here’s a quick look at Chan, courtesy of The New World Encyclopedia:

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