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Zen

noun [U] uk   /zen/ us  
a form of Buddhism originally developed in Japan that emphasizes that religious knowledge is achieved through emptying the mind of thoughts and giving attention to only one thing, rather than by reading religious writings: Zen BuddhismBuddhism
(Definition of Zen noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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