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Contents
Introduction ............................................................................. 2
Warning ................................................................................... 4
1. Fundamental concepts of Zen .............................................. 6
The briefest history ever: The old men lineage of Zen ....... 7
The Four Statements of Zen ................................................ 9
What the old men said ....................................................... 10
2. Buddhism is not Zen .......................................................... 20
No good and evil in Zen .................................................... 22
Nothing holy in Zen .......................................................... 26
No dogmas, no Transmission ............................................ 28
Religion and Philosophy are not Zen ................................ 29
3. Mindfulness is not Zen ...................................................... 32
Being “in the moment” is not Zen ..................................... 33
Gradual Attainment is not Zen .......................................... 36
4. Sitting Meditation is not Dhyana, Ch’an, or Zen .............. 39
Zazen Sitting Meditation: Authoritarian Quietism ............ 43
“Special Knowledge” is not Zen ....................................... 44
All meditation is just exercise and thus Not Zen ............... 45
Zen Masters who said Meditation is Not Zen ................... 46
5. Bonus Chapter ................................................................... 55
The Rinzai Sect of Zen ...................................................... 55
Nihilism is Not Zen ........................................................... 57
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