Gatha – song or verse
Prajna – direct insight into the truth taught by Buddha
Sansara – wandering, world. The “suffering-laden cycle of life, death, and rebirth, without beginning or end” (Jeff Wilson)
Tathagata – Beyond all coming and going. How the Buddha at times referred to himself.
Samadhi – intense concentration; meditative trance.
Kalpas – aeon, long time period.
One Practice Samadhi – Means at all times, walking, sitting, lying down. Always practicing with a straightforward or pure mind.
Formless Precept – Transcend understanding, beyond restrictions on behavior.
Emptiness – “Nothing exists by itself; any given entity can only be defined in terms of other entities in time, space, or mind”
Ino– In Zen, the supervisor of the meditation hall [sodo]. One of the six senior temple administrators.