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Which of the following is the key to understanding Japanese Zen Buddhism?

A. Salvation through good works
B. Meditation
C. Revealed word of God
D. Forgiveness


  1. I’m going to guess D because of a koam I heard about a samurai once.
    Edit: I’m changing my answer to no answer.

  2. B. Meditation.
    Buddhism does not believe in the others. It is simply a quest towards enlightment without eternal life if you succeed or eternal damnation if you do not agree with it.

  3. B meditation as Zen is the Japanese form of Meditation.
    Chan Buddhism (the Chinese name for Zen) is the Chinese for meditation.

  4. B meditation.
    Zen Buddhism diverges from other Buddhist sects due to it’s emphasis on Meditation (clarity of thought). Only by becoming truly awake can you know the difference between reality and illusion.

  5. A. Deeds done to gain merit gain absolutely no merit whatsoever.
    B. Just one of the keys
    C. In Zen the concept of God is unnecessary.
    D. Forgiveness is unnecessary because it is always your decision to take offense or not.

  6. B. Meditation and also, just as important, to the idea that the world, seen through eyes unclouded by desire, is beautiful. Desires are the primary cause of sufffering. There is also the anti-realist claim that there is no objectively correct and definitive perspective on anything, This is found in the Zen literature, predominantly by the use of puzzles (Koans) for which there could be no literally correct solution and by amusing exchanges intended to undercut any tendency to believe in, or take seriouly, the literal truth of anything. Argueably, some might add, E. None of the above.

  7. In order to understand Japanese Zen Buddhism, one needs to find out how it originated.
    In the section “Different Levels Have Different Laws” of the Zhuan Falun Lecture on the web, you can find out a discussion about Zen Buddhism.
    In Buddhism, ‘What Shakyamuni taught was called “Precept, Concentration, Wisdom.” ‘ see page #178 to details.
    In the section “Buddhist Qigong and Buddhism”, you can find out a concise discussion about the topics.
    Not relating to Buddhism, Falun Gong is a unique Buddhist School. Falun Gong is based upon the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. Falun Gong consists of five sets of powerful exercises.
    Falun Gong, Tibetans, other Buddhists, and Christians have been persecuted in China. The most offensive human right violation is the organ harvesting from the Falun Gong practitioners in China.

  8. B. Meditation
    Falon Gong, like someone else mentioned, isn’t even Japanese. It’s Chinese. Close but no cigar on the Falon Gong stuff

  9. B LOL
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