Buddhist ZenBuddhist Zen is also known as Chokyi, or Chan-Zhen, in China. It is actually part of Mahayana Buddhism, which is one of the most popular branches of Mahayana Buddhism in the world today. It combines the teachings of Buddha, Mahayana Buddhism, and Tantra. Zen is basically a refined form of Mahayana Buddhism, but it diverged from the mainstream of Mahayana Buddhism. In recent years, a lot of people have been attracted to this Buddhist form of meditation, especially those who have been searching for the path to eternal life. There are five elements when it comes to Buddhist Zen meditation. These elements are: quietness, stillness, clarity, stillness (or purity), and wisdom. Every Zen master will teach all of these aspects of Buddhist Zen. This makes a Zen master very unique because no two Zen centers are exactly alike, which is one of the characteristics of the Zen master. In the study of Buddhist Zen, it is said that enlightenment occurs when you realize that zazen and mokkharas are not separate entities but are interconnected. A common example of this would be a child walking on a bridge and letting go of the weight on one foot. When the weight loses balance, it falls off the bridge and hits the ground. However, this can also be applied to Buddhist Zen and its concepts such as: nibba samadhi or profound truth, dharani samadhi or insight, serenity (or Nirvana), and insights (or Praising Buddha). When the above is applied to Buddhist Zen, you can see that the teachings are not based on the static form of the vehicle of thought. Rather, the Zen master would expound various forms of the four noble truths in order to explain the true nature of reality. Therefore, every aspect of Buddhist Zen should be examined from the perspectives of the four noble truths, or at least the three other basic principles of the Mahayana Buddhist School namely: sattva (truth), kahuna (illusory truth), and rakta (deliberation). For some, these concepts of the nature of reality and the true-nature of enlightenment are easier to grasp than others. While the Buddhist Zen masters of the past, in the form of the Lotus Sutra and the Heart Sutra, expounded the concepts of karma and rebirth quite easily, for many modern people who do not read classical texts, understanding the concepts of karma and rebirth can be much more difficult. In this respect, both the Mahayana Buddhist schools and the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries offer a great deal of material that expounds the art of awakening consciousness through meditation. However, the daily Buddhists, whose art is mainly concerned with recording the experiences of the practitioner as recorded in the oral transmission of dharma, do not typically teach the gradual awakening to this present dimension of dhammajic consciousness, which would make the process of Zenosis more difficult for them. Some modern practitioners of Buddhism have made the mistake of confusing mediation with dharani, which is the action of meditating. Unfortunately, the confusion between the two arises from a certain lack of technical knowledge about the method, which is different from mediation because it focuses on the inner experience of meditation, as opposed to focusing on the external world. Nevertheless, the two can sometimes overlap, especially when the focus is on a specific aspect of the discipline. For example, in the book by Gary Null, Inside Out, there are references to "buddhist zen," but within that context the term is used in a non-theoretical way to mean the same thing as "buddhist practice." The same is true for Thich Nhat Hanh, who used the term bhaisajyansati to describe one aspect of Buddhist practice. Even the Buddha himself uses the term media to mean duty or respect. In terms of a common theme running through both Buddhist Zen and dharma Buddhist, however, there is the problem of identifying what the source is, despite the fact that the texts from which the various traditions draw are often written in a similar language, Sanskrit. This is not surprising, given the close connection between dharma and Buddhism. The Buddhist scripture Buddha verses are often used as the basis for arguments within Buddhist Zen, just as they are used in the yoga tradition. Similarly, in Buddhist Zen, an argument concerning the nature of reality can be started by looking at a chapter of scriptures from the Buddha's Teachings and subsequently developed and expanded using the arguments presented there. For this reason, both Buddhist Zen and dharma are similar in many respects to western reflection on Satori. However, a key difference exists between the two traditions, which lies in the role played by the guru. In the former, the teacher plays an active role in guiding the student through a disciplined process of insight meditation. This happens both in the case of a traditional teacher, such as a teacher of Buddhist Zen or Mahayana Buddhist monk, as well as in that of a mentor, such as the teacher of shoji photography or Buddhist meditation. However, in the latter, the teacher serves as a passive recipient of the progress of the student's learning process, in much the same way that a parent would instruct a child by guiding him or her in the proper development of their faculties.