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keishaku  Term Image (keishaku) Script Image
(Language:  Japanese)
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Long Description: a long flat stick carried by the monk in charge during sitting meditation. It is used to strike those meditating in order to encourage them in the discipline of concentration. To receive a blow is considered an honor.
Source(s): The Laughing Buddha of Tofukuji: The Life of Zen Master Keido Fukushima , by Ishwar C. Harris
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms