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Is it correct that there is no 'holy book' in Zen Buddhism?
Given that Buddhism in general has no deity, and "Holy Books" are inspired by a deity, it follows that Buddhism has no holy books. Buddhism does have a number of texts and writing reflecting the teachings of the Buddha and commentaries on these writings, These would be regarded as significant writings worth studying. A key consideration is that Zen Buddhism relies on an individual interpretation of the application of Buddhist principles to life. Interpretations provided by a book or instruction are suspect. As the Samurai koan states "If you meet the Buddha on the road - kill him."