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(Jap, sudden enlightenment).

In zen Buddhism.the attainment of enlightenment (satori) as a sudden event, as taught by the Southern School of Ch'an Buddhism (Chin., Nan-tsung-ch'an). This is in contrast to the slower path of gradual training (zengyō) taught by the Northern School (Chin., Pei-tsung).

Subjects: Buddhism.

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