Zen is a branch of Buddhism that came about in China during the 6th century. So it has been around for a little while.  Many of the teachings and quotes find their way into things, but they sometimes come across as nonsensical phrases meant to sound obscure.  There is meaning behind the quotes, however, and many of the lessons are still useful today.

Four "Confusing" Zen Quotes and What You Can Learn from Them

Zen is a branch of Buddhism that came about in China during the 6th century. So it has been around for a little while. Many of the teachings and quotes find their way into things, but they sometimes come across as nonsensical phrases meant to sound obscure. There is meaning behind the quotes, however, and many of the lessons are still useful today.

Green Tara is a tantric meditation deity whose practice is used by practitioners of the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism to develop certain inner qualities and understand outer, inner and secret teachings about compassion and emptiness.

Green Tara is a tantric meditation deity whose practice is used by practitioners of the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism to develop certain inner qualities and understand outer, inner and secret teachings about compassion and emptiness.

The Three Branches of Buddhism http://buddhistdailywisdom.com/the-three-branches-of-buddhism-overview

The Three Branches of Buddhism http://buddhistdailywisdom.com/the-three-branches-of-buddhism-overview

Mahāyāna-- (Sanskrit for "Great Vehicle") is one of two (or three, under some classifications) main existing branches of Buddhism and a term for classification of Buddhist philosophies and practice. The Buddhist tradition of Vajrayana is sometimes classified as a part of Mahayana Buddhism, but some scholars may consider it as a different branch altogether.

Mahāyāna-- (Sanskrit for "Great Vehicle") is one of two (or three, under some classifications) main existing branches of Buddhism and a term for classification of Buddhist philosophies and practice. The Buddhist tradition of Vajrayana is sometimes classified as a part of Mahayana Buddhism, but some scholars may consider it as a different branch altogether.

Borobudur - a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple - Built in the 9th century -  Central Java, Indonesia - Mahāyāna Buddhism -  one of the three main existing branches of Buddhism

Borobudur - a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple - Built in the 9th century - Central Java, Indonesia - Mahāyāna Buddhism - one of the three main existing branches of Buddhism

en.Wikipedia.org/***BUDDHISM Mahayana - Branch of Buddhism

en.Wikipedia.org/***BUDDHISM Mahayana - Branch of Buddhism

In the autumn of 1282 Nichiren, the founder of the branch of Buddhism that now bears his name, plagued by ill health, was persuaded to leave his home of Minobu and seek out hot springs for their pe…

In the autumn of 1282 Nichiren, the founder of the branch of Buddhism that now bears his name, plagued by ill health, was persuaded to leave his home of Minobu and seek out hot springs for their pe…

Lamaism cloisonne vase. Lamaism is a branch of buddhism, which is the dominate religion in Mongo and Tibet. This vase bears the very shape of a lamaism pagoda. Notice the carvings on the gold around the neck and bottom rim is very typical Yuan patterns.

Lamaism cloisonne vase. Lamaism is a branch of buddhism, which is the dominate religion in Mongo and Tibet. This vase bears the very shape of a lamaism pagoda. Notice the carvings on the gold around the neck and bottom rim is very typical Yuan patterns.

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