Soto zen is otherwise called zombie zen. A zombie doesn't talk, let alone 
create koans. 
Renzai should read Rinzai.

--- On Sat, 9/10/10, Jody W. Ianuzzi <> wrote:

From: Jody W. Ianuzzi <>
Subject: RE: [Zen] New member.
Date: Saturday, 9 October, 2010, 5:45 AM


Hello Mayka,

Usually the slaps are given to awaken someone who has fallen asleep. The
enlightened awakening comes from inside. You can get drowsy and less
focused and the slap is to make you pay attention. I don't think there are
koans in soto but maybe someone more knowledgeable then me can answer.


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