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[Zen Buddhism]   [Chan Buddhism]

 Not reliant on the writen word,

  A special transmission separate from the scriptures;

 Direct pointing at one's mind,

 Seeing one's nature, becoming a Buddha.

-- Bodhidharma (?-526 A.D.)

[Chan] [Ch'an] is the abbreviation of Ch'anna, which in turn is the Chinese translation of the Sanskrit word Dhyana, meaning collectedness of mind or meditative absorption.
In Japan, the word is translated as [Zen]; this is widely adopted in the English literatures.

Glossary English/Chinese:  [BIG5] [GB] 

Sutra[gif]  text[BIG5] 
Diamond sutra

Duo Xin Jin [BIG5] [ F Y i ù e h g]

FAQ - What is Zen 
Hui Neng - the sixth Patriach 
FAQ at sun site 
A most authoritative and comprehensive site [GB] 
Lineage Chart of the Dharma Drum Mountain Line of the Chinese Chan Tradition

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