"The historical records required for a complete, accurate account of
early Ch¨¢n history no longer exist.[
Theories about the influence of other schools in the evolution of
Ch¨¢n are widely variable and rely heavily on speculative correlation
rather than on written records or histories.
Some scholars have argued that Ch¨¢n developed from the interaction
between Mah¨¡y¨¡na Buddhism and Taoism.
Some scholars instead argue that Ch¨¢n has roots in yogic practices,
specifically kammaá¹á¹h¨¡na, the consideration of objects, and
kasiá¹a, total fixation of the mind. A number of other conflicting
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Jue Miao Jing Ming wrote:
The terminology of Chan maybe Buddhist. The practice of Chan, however,
originated from Tao, the creator of Qi Gong. :-)
Yet, Sitting Chan practice has its differences from Qi Gong. I will
explain when time comes.
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