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The blows delivered by these Japanese Zen masters which are reported to be followed by sudden enlightenment represent a form of initiation unknown to India, where almost every possible form has been thought of and used. But it was left to Japan to think of, and use, physical violence for such a sacred purpose!


-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 3: China, Japan, Tibet > # 181






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