Samu (Zen)

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Template:Primary sources Template:Improvereferences Template:Nihongo refers to physical work that is done with mindfulness as a simple, practical and spiritual practice. Samu might include activities such as cleaning, cooking, gardening, or chopping wood. Samu is a way to bring mindfulness into everyday life as well as to get things done. Samu is popular in Zen monasteries, particularly as a means of maintaining the monastery and as practicing mindfulness.[1][2][3][4]


Mindfulness means accepting reality just as it is. Samu is a means of finding Buddha-nature in everyday life, that reality has ever been pure from the very beginning, which was the central idea behind a Japanese movement called "primordial enlightenment".Template:Cn

See also

  • Zen – a school of Buddhism found in Japan, China, and South Korea
  • Thich Nhat Hanh – a monk from Vietnam who teaches on the topic of mindfulness
  • Mindfulness – a teaching passed on throughout Buddhist lineages about intentional awareness of the present moments
  • Samue – work clothes when engaged in samu


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