He seemed to almost take a Zen approach: balancing the budget was important for a balanced society.
The strange duo would read books together like The Art of War and Zen and the Art of Archery.
Zen practice is about appreciating your life in this moment.
I was part of a Buddhist community in San Francisco called the Zen Center.
Buzz Bissinger on why the Zen Master bears some blame for the Lakers' spectacular collapse.
Her mother arose as Zen entered the room and took her hands in a warm, tender grip.
He put in, "Well, what in Zen motivates you if it isn't the stock we offer?"
Possibly, also, he recalled at that moment the obligation under which Zen's accident had placed him.
Keep this in mind, by the way: I barely knew the language, and the Zen could barely remember it.
In Japan, on the other hand, Zen has remained absolutely distinct and is now the favourite creed of the educated classes.
school of Mahayana Buddhism, 1727, from Japanese, from Chinese ch'an, ultimately from Sanskrit dhyana "thought, meditation," from PIE root *dhya "to see, contemplate."
An approach to religion, arising from Buddhism, that seeks religious enlightenment by meditation in which there is no consciousness of self.
Note: Deliberately irrational statements are sometimes used in Zen to jar persons into realizing the limits of the common uses of the intellect. One well-known example is, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?”
[Kehoe, B., "Zen and the Art of the Internet", February 1992.]
To figure out something by meditation or by a sudden flash of enlightenment. Originally applied to bugs, but occasionally applied to problems of life in general. "How'd you figure out the buffer allocation problem?" "Oh, I zenned it."
Contrast grok, which connotes a time-extended version of zenning a system. Compare hack mode. See also guru.