Chan School: 1 definition

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Chan School means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Buddhist Door: GlossaryThe Chan School was established in China by Bodhidharma, the 28th Patriarch who brought the tradition of the Buddha mind from India. This school, disregarding ritual and sutras, as they believe in sudden enlightenment which is beyond any mark, including speech and writing. They practice meditation with Hua Tou. This school is said to be for those of superior roots.

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