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Zen
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Definition
school of Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith
  • One of the most important is the Sanskrit dhy_na, mispronounced in Chinese as "Chan" and again mispronounced in Japanese as "Zen."
    Part 2 (54% in)
  • I suppose if I were a novelist rather than a Chautauqua orator I'd try to "develop the characters" of John and Sylvia and Chris with action-packed scenes that would also reveal "inner meanings" of Zen and maybe Art and maybe even Motorcycle Maintenance.
    Part 2 (47% in)
  • Mountains like these and travelers in the mountains and events that happen to them here are found not only in Zen literature but in the tales of every major religion.
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  • It's the basis of Zen practice.
    Part 3 (32% in)
  • The title of this Chautauqua is "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," not "Zen and the Art of Mountain Climbing," and there are no motorcycles on the tops of mountains, and in my opinion very little Zen.
    Part 3 (42% in)
  • The title of this Chautauqua is "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," not "Zen and the Art of Mountain Climbing," and there are no motorcycles on the tops of mountains, and in my opinion very little Zen.
    Part 3 (42% in)
  • The title of this Chautauqua is "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," not "Zen and the Art of Mountain Climbing," and there are no motorcycles on the tops of mountains, and in my opinion very little Zen.
    Part 3 (42% in)
  • Zen is the "spirit of the valley," not the mountaintop.
    Part 3 (42% in)
  • The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
    Part 3 (42% in)
  • The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
    Part 3 (42% in)
  • After all, it's exactly this stuckness that Zen Buddhists go to so much trouble to induce; through koans, deep breathing, sitting still and the like.
    Part 3 (69% in)
  • Zen Buddhists talk about "just sitting," a meditative practice in which the idea of a duality of self and object does not dominate one's consciousness.
    Part 3 (78% in)
  • Zen has something to say about boredom.
    Part 3 (93% in)
  • Yet in the center of all this boredom is the very thing Zen Buddhism seeks to teach.
    Part 3 (93% in)
  • When the Zen monk Joshu was asked whether a dog had a Buddha nature he said "Mu," meaning that if he answered either way he was answering incorrectly.
    Part 3 (95% in)
  • Ten years after the publication of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance the Ancient Greek perspective is certainly appropriate.
    Afterward (5% in)
  • The success of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance seems the result of this culture-bearing phenomenon.
    Afterward (25% in)
  • At about 8:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 17, 1979, in San Francisco, he left the Zen Center, where he was a student, to visit a friend's house a block away on Haight Street.
    Afterward (40% in)

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