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a Japanese school of Buddhism, extending back to the sixth century ce, wherein enlightenment was sought via direct, intuitive experience instead of via an intellectual approach to scriptures. One technique of readying the path for such insight is to commit oneself to the solution of an insoluble paradox.

ZEN BUDDHISM: "My neighbor is quite interested in Zen Buddhism and could likely tell you much about it."

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