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Zen vs. Taoism

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Zennoun

(religion) A denomination of Buddhism.

Taoismnoun

One of the popular religions of China, sanctioned by the state.

Zennoun

(religion) Profound meditation within that denomination of Buddhism.

Taoismnoun

a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism

Zennoun

An approach to an activity, skill, or subject that emphasizes simplicity and intuition rather than conventional thinking or fixation on goals.

‘the zen of cooking; the zen of passing the bar exam; the zen of C++’;

Taoismnoun

religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

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Zenadjective

(religion) Pertaining to this denomination of Buddhism.

Taoismnoun

popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic

Zenadjective

(colloquial) Enlightened, unburdened and free of worries; chill, extremely relaxed and collected.

Taoismnoun

philosophical system developed by of Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events

Zennoun

school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan

Taoismnoun

a Chinese philosophy based on the writings of Lao-tzu, advocating humility and religious piety.

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Zennoun

a Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight

Taoism

Taoism (), or Daoism (), is a philosophical and spiritual tradition of Chinese origin which emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (Chinese: 道; pinyin: Dào; lit. 'Way', or Dao).

Zennoun

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Zennoun

a Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism emphasizing the value of meditation and intuition rather than ritual worship or study of scriptures.

Zen

Zen (Chinese: 禪; pinyin: Chán; Japanese: 禅, romanized: zen; Korean: 선, romanized: Seon; Vietnamese: Thiền) is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that originated in China during the Tang dynasty, known as the Chan School (Chánzong 禪宗), and later developed into various sub-schools and branches. From China, Chán spread south to Vietnam and became Vietnamese Thiền, northeast to Korea to become Seon Buddhism, and east to Japan, becoming Japanese Zen.The term Zen is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the Middle Chinese word 禪 (chán), an abbreviation of 禪那 (chánnà), which is a Chinese transliteration of the Sanskrit word dhyāna ().

‘meditation’;

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