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Is one a Zen Buddhist?


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July 17, 2011 3:59PM

Good question. Zen Buddhism is the meditation school (variety) of Buddhism. Anyone who engages in zazen and the other practices of Zen Buddhism may be considered a Zen Buddhist. This, though, is misleading because, according to The Buddha, there is no such thing as a separate self; an human individual person is really a congeries of qualities. Strictly speaking, therefore, there is no one to be a Zen Buddhist!