FROM DHYANA TO CHAN TO ZEN

(From India to China to Japan)
A beautiful pic with Shiva as teacher, and a disci- ple beside Him.
It is interesting to note that the disciple is wearing a chinese kind of hat. It is widely acknowledged that Shiva’s Dhyana techniques have given rise to the Chinese chan and Japanese zen spiritual schools.
Chan spread from south China to Vietnam as Thi?n and north to Korea as Seon, and in the 13th century, east to Japan as Japanese Zen.
Dhyana, which means ‘Journey of the mind’ or inner journey, or meditation, is the great forte of Mahadeva, which He taught to Devi Parvati, His sons Kartikeye and Ganesh, His Ganas Nandi and Bhringi, and the Saptrishis, and possibly few other devatas and rishis.
The great Swami Vivekananda saw India as the vishva guru- world teacher based on this great histo- ry and lofty philosophy.
Aum Namah Shivaye.
(SHAIL GULHATI
is a Jammu based Shaivite author)