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Zen

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Definition school of Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith
  • The study compares the mental benefits of Zen meditation to those of prayer.
Zen = school of Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition
  • He titled the book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
  • Mary Elizabeth told me that the thing about Zen is that it makes you connected to everything in the world.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Zen = school of Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition
  • "Well," said he finally, "le's have nozzer drink, zen."
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • Twelve steps and a Zen garden, a towering wall, a gate, the city—escape.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Now, we move into Zen mode.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • A koan is like a riddle that's supposed to help you toward enlightenment in Zen Buddhism.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • It's really kind of Zen. man.
    James Patterson  --  School's Out - Forever
  • Her voice was still soft with a Zen-like sense of peace.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • He had his students read all the books they could read about Zen, science fiction, extrasensory perception, mental telepathy and yoga.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Zen I become ze Pie Prince of ze South!
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I'm in my Zen mode, trying to make this whole thing a spiritual experience.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • My attitude had become one of almost Zen-like acceptance and resignation.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • One of the most important is the Sanskrit dhy_na, mispronounced in Chinese as "Chan" and again mispronounced in Japanese as "Zen."
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Institutional food required a Zen outlook.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • A new, uncluttered, Zen-like life, in which I spend nothing.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • "Ve must vight to the last tr-r-op of our plood!" said the colonel, thumping the table; "and ve must tie for our Emperor, and zen all vill pe vell.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The lama, haltingly at first, spoke to the Curator of his own lamassery, the Such-zen, opposite the Painted Rocks, four months' march away.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • It's like Zen, gramma.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • She drew back from everyone a bit, spending a lot of time next door with Boo where they drank tea, discussed Zen Buddhism, and read dream books together.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland

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