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Soto Vs Rinzai

https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Soto-and-Rinzai-Japans-Major-Schools-of-Zen-Buddhism

An interesting article on the main differences between the Soto and Rinzai schools of Zen.
Of course there are a lot more things they have have in common than they differ on.
Gassho.
Hozan.

ShoshinDhammaDragon

Comments

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Soto Vs Rinzai

    For a moment I thought it was going to be a Zen Samurai warrior fight... ;) :lol:

    So.........

    The Soto approach is to sit around and do absolutely nothing, ( the self gets bore and leaves) whilst the Rinzai approach is to f#*k with ones mind ( the self becomes so confused it eventually packs up and leaves) :) ...

    The end result both commit/lead to partial "Harakiri Egocide (leaving just enough ego to act as a convenient analytic device )...

    Different strokes (of the Samurai sword) for different (warrior) folks

    Hozanshadowleaver
  • paulysopaulyso usa Veteran

    that's wierd?i might be idiot savant zen guy.sometimes i sit and watch tv doing nothing in my teanage years.now i mind fuck my brain.but learning moderation.

    HozanShoshin
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    I find it very interesting, the different directions that Buddhism has evolved into over the centuries. Thanks for the article, it’s clarified a few things about how the Zen schools operate in Japan.

    Hozan
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    Shoshin is Zen for Beginners Mind. πŸ’šπŸ’š
    @Shoshin

    Shoshin
  • HozanHozan Veteran

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    @Hozan said:
    Shoshin is Zen for Beginners Mind. πŸ’šπŸ’š
    @Shoshin

    Bugger!!!....This means I'll have to start all over again ;)

    lobsterHozandhammachick
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Join the club...

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran
    edited November 18

    Bugger is Zen for "This too shall pass" ;)

    HozanDhammaDragon
  • DavidDavid some guy The Hammer in Ontario, Canada, eh Veteran
    edited November 20

    You don't even want to know what my Mom told me it meant but I don't say it.

    dhammachickShoshinHozan
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