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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]

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Group Where Year Source Quote/
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yoga USA 2010 Stephenson, Neal. The Big U. New York: Random House (1984); pg. 261. "Moving along quietly, they paused by each door: the Outing Club; the Yoga, Solar Power and Multiple Orgasm Support Group; the Nonsocietal Assemblage of Noncoercively Systematized Liberterian Individuals... "
yoga USA 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 127. "Earthies... tuning in on the harmonic energies of the solar system through yoga, meditation, Celtic ceremonies and a host of other spiritual nonsense. "
yoga Wisconsin 2437 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 121. "He stood before a mirror, took a deep breath and held it, meanwhile watching his face. at the expiration of one minute it was still untainted. He continued to hold his breath, maintaining rigid control over pulse and muscle, mastering the strain with iron calm. At two minutes and twenty seconds the stigmata appeared, blood-red. Foyle let out his breath. The tiger mask faded.

'Better,' he murmured. 'Much better. The old fakir was right, Yoga is the answer. Control. Pulse, breath, bowels, brains.' "

yoga world 1967 Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States. New York: Harper & Row (1978); pg. 20. "Buddhism... As man evolved biologically from the cells of the sea, so he evolves psychically to the ultimate Enlightenment, where he joins in Union with the Final and Original Consciousness. One achieves Enlightenment through yogic practices. because Buddhism apotheosized the Mind and Consciousness of man, yoga has to be considered a psychology, a purer psychology, in fact than the found in the West. In the West, we don't really study the mind of man; we study the behavior of men. The Buddhist considers the everyday behavior of men to be a microscopic bit of their total consciousness. In fact, the Buddhist considers our mundane (or samsaric) self to be an interference to our eternal consciousness. The practice of yoga are designed to control our mundane, physical samsaric selves in order to transcend them and to evolve to higher states of consciousness and self. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
yoga world 1967 Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States. New York: Harper & Row (1978); pg. 43. "'...But it's still a renunciatory technique to achieve a predetermined trancelike state, which the Zen people call an isness, a very pure narcissism, Freud's oceanic feeling. What dignifies the yogic practice is that the belief system itself not truly religious. There is no Buddhist god per se. It is the self, the individual Mind, that contains immortality and ultimate truth--'

'What the hell's not metaphysical about that?' shouted Emily... 'You've simply replaced God with the Original Self.' " [More.]

yoga world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 17. "He stretched, shook all over like a dog, and proceeded won the tunnel under the UN building... OTO yoga and he was glad to abandon it and return to more mundane matters. "
yoga world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 42. "...and Goddess only knows what karate or yoga or magic would be the response. " [Other refs., for example pg. 53.]
yoga world 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 145. "Everything in the world was grist to the hungry mills of the West, of Europe and the United States of America. Ikons, haikus, reistaffels, saris, Kama Sutra, Tutankhamen, pandas, pineapples, idols, precious stones, ivory, agabati, Kabuki, opium, Origami, Buddhism, bagels, gastarbeiten, algebra, the Elgin Marbles, squid, Bokhara carpets, jacarandas, geraniums, tobacco, turquoise, Turkish baths, Ming vases, Arabian Nights, nutmegs, netsuke, saffron, lapis lazuli, potatoes, poppies, roses, rhododentrons, tumeric, tomatoes, tangerines, yoga, yoghurt, Icelandic sagas, silk... "
yoga world 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 387. "A Jodo Tendai chanting group time-shares it with a free-fall yoga class. "
yoga world 2200 Arnason, Eleanor. A Woman of the Iron People. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1991); pg. 58. "I stood and began to do yoga exercises. My host looked at me, eyes opened wide.

I stopped. 'This is nothing harmful or malevolent,' I said gently. 'I do this to keep my back from hurting and to keep my mind reasonably tranquil.'

I continued my exercises. My host watched. The rain lightened. It was a drizzle now. "

yoga world 2200 Arnason, Eleanor. A Woman of the Iron People. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1991); pg. 62. "Yohai joined me, brushing the water out of her fur. We sat together on the riverbank. Hey eyes were half-closed, and her fur glistened in the sunlight. She looked so comfortable! Why couldn't I relax like that? Maybe I should take another course in yoga. "
Yoruba Benin 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 10. "History is on our side; we share the same common language; in Beninia Shinka speaks to Holaini, Inoko to Kpala, in the same tongue as Yoruba speaks to Ashanti; join the Republican Union of Nigeria with Ghana and be another RUNG... "
Yoruba Benin 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 270. "...during the heydey of internal African slave-trading, when Arab pressure from the north drove the Holaini... past Timbuktu towards the Bight of Benin. There they came across an enclave of Shinka, hemmed in on one side by Mandingo and on the other by Yoruba. " [Character in 2010 reflects on earlier Benin history.]
Yoruba galaxy 2267 Sargent, Pamela & George Zebrowski. Across the Universe (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 34. "The two smaller continents, New Yoruba and New Biafra, lay in the northern hemisphere and were still unsettled by human beings, while the largest continent, New Niger, was south of the equator... "
Yoruba galaxy 2368 Neason, Rebecca. Guises of the Mind (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 60. Pg. 59-60: "'Do you have any suggestions as to where I should start, Captain?' [to learn about the meaning of life, etc.]

Again Picard drew a deep breath. He shifted in his seat... as if his command chair had suddenly become uncomfortable. He considered Data's question very carefully; there were so many writings that he values: the Discourses of Plato and the great Dialogues of Epictetus; the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching; the Summa Theological by Thomas Aquinas and the mystical vision of The Cloud of Unknowing--and those only named a very, very few. Away from Earth, there were the Teachings of the Katra from Vulcan and the Xhari'a of the Felicus; the Orisha of the Yoruba, whose complexity had taken him so long to understand, but who expressed the ideals of union so eloquently, and the Ik-Onkar whose religion was expressed not in words but in symbolic notations. "

Yoruba New York: New York City 2015 Westerfeld, Scott. Polymorph. New York: Penguin (1997); pg. 115. "'You're African.' She made the last point with a wry, unapologetic grin...

He grinned back at her. 'Yoruba, to be specific.'

'I'm from Brooklyn, myself.' " [More about this Yoruba character but no other refs. to 'Yoruba' by name.]

Yoruba Niger 2010 Bell, M. Shayne. "Dry Niger " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1990); pg. 276. "'Do you speak French?' I asked the Tuareg, thinking I could reason with them... but not one of them would talk to me in French. I tried Hausa and the little Yoruba I knew, but they would speak only Tamasheq... "
Yoruba Nigeria 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 367. "Eda was accompanying a stunning young woman in a brightly colored blouse and skirt, her hair neatly covered with the lacy gele favored by Moslem women in Yorubaland; he was clearly overjoyed to see her. From photographs he had shown, Ellie recognized her as Eda's wife... "
Yoruba Senegal 2015 Julian, Astrid. "Bringing Sissy Home " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1992); pg. 220. "...since I got back to Africa... the city of Dakar... My assignment is Charlotte Abiola Kikelomo Jumake Adekunle, a Nigerian, Princess of the Yoruba, and heir to one of the world's greatest oil fortunes. I try not to think of her, but I can't stop myself. Tonight, she sleeps in the Club Mediterrane's ultra-modern complex on the Pointe des Alamadies... " [Other refs. to this Yoruba character, not in DB.]
Yoruba Senegal 2015 Julian, Astrid. "Bringing Sissy Home " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1992); pg. 231. "Two dogs tied to a corner post whimper as if they know they will soon be sacrificed to Ougoun, the Yoruba god of blacksmiths, hunters and motorcars.

The woman selling the magic charms and medicines smiles at Charlotte and kisses her hand. She pulls Charlotte further into the stall and places a necklace of cowrie shells around her neck. Charlotte leaves a little offering on the altar.

I'm curious to see what Charlotte has given the gods, so I wait for her to leave the market and walk to the stall. It's a relief when the slight, sweet aroma of decaying flesh from the little parrot corpses finally conquers the reek of the flowers. " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Yoruba world 1987 Butler, Octavia E. Dawn. New York: Warner Books (1997; c. 1987); pg. 76. "His parents came from New York to be with him. They were Nigerians who had lived in the United States long enough for their son to be born and grow up there. Sill, they had not been pleased at his marriage to Lilith. They had let Sam grow up as an American, but had sent him to visit their families in Lagos when they could. They had hoped he would marry a Yoruban girl. They had never seen their grandchild. Now they never would. "
Yuchi Georgia, USA 2066 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 229. Pg. 229: "'...In ten years, violatin' first this treaty, then that, he had all of us cleared out of here: Yamacraw, Creek, Yuchi, Cherokee. That [Andrew] Jackson's one dead fellow I wish was alive, jes' so I could kill him again.' "; Pg. 231: "'...At the battle of Horseshow bend in 1812, the Red Sticks was making a desperation stand against Jackson's Tennessee militia and some pro-American Indians, and things didn't go too good for Menewa. MacIntosh was there, and some Yuchi Indians, and maybe six-hundred or so Cherokee.' "
Yukaghir Russia 1832 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 246. "He got on better with the Yukaghirs in Janalach than did most of the Russians... " [Also pg. 244.]
Zen Brazil 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cradle of Splendor. New York: Ace Books (1996); pg. 270. "In one fluid move, McNatt was on his feet and pacing. Roger practiced the Zen of becoming one with the wall. "
Zen Brazil 2045 Wilson, Robert Charles. Memory Wire. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 13. Pg. 12: "Byron had already taught him a little Angel Zen. To see without desire. The perfect mirror. "; Pg. 13: "His Angel basic had comprised a kind of roughshod Zen instruction. Selflessness, fearlessness, focus. His master sergeant had been a Roshi of the Rinzai School There was talk of the Three Pillars: great faith, great doubt, great perseverance. They were setting aside the mind. Everyone was very solemn. They believed--Keller believed--that it just might be true, that satori might lurk, mysterious enlightenment, among the oxbow lakes and green heron islands of the Amazon. " [Other references to 'Angel Zen,' some may not be in DB, e.g., pg. 128.]
Zen Brazil 2045 Wilson, Robert Charles. Memory Wire. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 33. "'You dignify it,' Byron said, 'with all these words. All the Angel Zen they taught you back in Santarem. but maybe that's not what it is...' "
Zen Brazil 2045 Wilson, Robert Charles. Memory Wire. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 54. "She moved like a scythe, and did not seem to see him until, moments later, sitting zazen in the damp heat... "
Zen Brunei 2035 Sterling, Bruce. "Green Days in Brunei " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 339. "But the minister's zen-like languor had been broken. He came almost directly to the point, pausing only to genially accept some milk from the foreman. "
Zen California 1967 Freedman, Nancy. Joshua Son of None. New York: Delacorte Press (1973); pg. 87. "'I can't get down. I'm taking Pat to the Zen Freak Out. In fact I'm part way there. That's why I'm calling, we're stuck in a traffic jam on some back road...' "
Zen California 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 122. "What we have here is a Zen paradox. That which makes no sense makes the most sense. "
Zen California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 8. Pg. 8: "...delighting like a two-year-old in such successive satori. "; Pg. 223-224: satori
Zen California: Los Angeles 1990 Dick, Philip K. "Not By Its Cover " in The Golden Man. New York: Berkley (1980; c. 1964); pg. 102. Pg. 102: "'Let's consider the word caritas,' Crofts was saying. 'In your estimation, what actually does it mean, as Jerome used it? Charity? Hardly. But then what? Friendliness? Love?'

Joan said, 'My field is Zen Buddhism.'

"But everybody,' Crofts protested in dismay, 'knows what caritas means in late Roman usage...'

'I want to disseminate Zen Buddhist propaganda to the Communist Chinese in Cuba,' Joan said... ";

Pg. 103: "'I am impressed by you,' Crofts said, half to himself. 'After all, you're the young lady who first had the idea of feeding Zen Buddhist riddles to UCSB's big computers.'

'I was the first to do it,' Joan corrected. 'But the idea came from a friend of mine, Ray Meritan. The gray-green jazz harpist.'

'Jazz and Zen Buddhism,' Crofts said. 'State may be able to make use of you in Cuba.' " [Much more about Zen, not in DB, e.g. pg. 105, 110, 114-117.]

Zen California: Los Angeles 1990 Dick, Philip K. "Not By Its Cover " in The Golden Man. New York: Berkley (1980; c. 1964); pg. 104. "'I'm interested. A new religion, replacing Zen Buddhism, sweeping out of the Middle West to engulf California. You ought to pay attention, too, since you claim religion as your profession. You're getting a job because of it. Religion is paying your bills, my dear girl, so don't knock it.'

...'There's a Zen saying, 'The Buddha is a piece of toilet paper.' And another. 'The Buddha often--' ' "

Zen California: Los Angeles 2023 Platt, Charles. The Silicon Man. Houston, TX: Tafford Pub. (1993); pg. 14. "He led a life influenced by Zen, and he preached fatalism--yet in his own quiet way, Rosalind sensed he was as tenacious and ambitious as she was herself. "
Zen California: Los Angeles 2023 Platt, Charles. The Silicon Man. Houston, TX: Tafford Pub. (1993); pg. 221. "Butterworth picked up a pen. He started doodling on a piece of scrap paper. 'Some people--computer people, especially--tell me I have a mystical outlook. I study Zen Buddhism. I believe in the unity of mind and body. Digitizing my brain, shutting it in a box, is not my personal path to nirvana.' " [This character, who studies Zen, is a one of the novel's main character. But Zen is only mentioned by name twice.]
Zen California: Orange County 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 66. "Upset, he decides to meditate. He sits in his Zen corner and lights a stick of incense. Preparation for zazen; empty the mind. No thoughts, just openness. Watch sunlight pierce the sweet rising smoke. " [More here. Also pg. 187.]
Zen California: San Francisco 1986 McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. New York: Pocket Books (1986); pg. 101. "'Communicate? Communicate what?' She looked him up and down. 'What do you think you are, some kind of Zen ethologist? Why does every bozo who comes down the damned pike think they have a direct line to whale-speak.' "
Zen California: San Francisco 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 162. "Hakim was standing there, his left Nike missing, a muddy white sock embedded in her carpet like a rock in a Zen garden. "
Zen California: San Francisco 2101 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Green Mars. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 64. "He was, on closer inspection, a strange-looking man... A chimp, Art thought, with a past in lab experimentation, now studying Zen. Or simply a very old surver or hang-glider... "
Zen Cuba 1942 Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 312. Pg. 312: "'...Most of it should not be visible, just suggested. Have you ever seen a Zen watercolor, Lucas?'

'No.'

'Then you wouldn't understand if I said that a Zen artist paints a hawk just by putting a dab of blue for the sky without a hawk.'

'No,' I agreed, although part of me did understand.'

Hemingway pointed toward the ocean. 'It's like that goddamn submarine that's out there right now. If we see the periscope, we know that all the rest of it is down there...' ";

Pg. 418: "...but I also knew that I would never be good enough as a writer to tell the story that way. I would never be a Zen artist, putting a brush stroke of blue on the canvas to portray the hawk. "

Zen Europe 1146 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 346. [Some of the characters are time travellers.] "She thrust guilt from her. Tension, too. Be Zen. Take this please you've got around you while it lasts. "
Zen Europe 1984 Farmer, Philip Jose. "A Scarletin Study " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 210-211. "and an archer with a medieval Japanese coiffure and medieval clothes... 'Consider the sheep, the raised section of railway, and the Japanese archer,' Ralph said. 'In English, U is pronounced exactly like the word for the female sheep--ewe. An elevated railway is colloquially an el. The Japanese archer could be a Samurai, but I do not think so. He is a Zen archer. Thus, U, el, and zen or the German city of Uelzen.' "
Zen France 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 81. "'...That is why I think the Woofer follows you. It senses you in it. It senses your equanimity.'

Ishimoto sat back, as though to allow Gordon to digest what he had said.

Equanimity? Gordon thought. What the hell does equanimity mean?

'What?' he said.

'Detachment. Tranquility,' was the reply. 'One must detach oneself from the world in order to be at peace with it. You have this quality, but it is an indifference I do not understand. I follow the Eightfold Path because it has been taught to me. You follow it unknowing. It is possible that you may be a true master.'

Gordon scratched his cheek. 'Huh?'

'I am Zen Buddhist,' the rep replied, his voice and face passive. Jesus. And Ishimoto thought Gordon was tranquil. If the Japanese had been any more tranquil, he would have been asleep.

'No kidding?' said Gordon, intrigued. 'And I could be a Zen master?'

Ishimoto's lip split into a broad smile. 'No kidding.' " [Many other refs. to Ishimoto in novel.]

Zen galaxy 2367 Duane, Diane. Dark Mirror (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 5. "' 'Man does not live by bread alone,' ' Data said. 'Or so Keiko O'Brien says. She recommends the butterfly as an excellent example of 'the sound of one hand clapping.' '

Picard smiled slightly. 'She's probably right. At least, that's one of the few responses to the koan which makes any sense to me . . . though some would tell you, I must admit, that in a koan, sense is the wrong thing to be looking for...' "

Zen galaxy 2372 ab Hugh, Dafydd. The Final Fury (Star Trek: Voyager/Invasion! #4). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 200. "She hunched over the phaser array and focused every erg of conscious will on aiming her shots by a combination of spatial visualization and Klingon 'Zen.' "
Zen galaxy 2421 Kato, Ken. Yamato: A Rage in Heaven. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 18. "In the terminal Duval found a small Shinto shrine artfully made from the bodies of wrecked ships, and at each extremety of the long building there was a Zen temple with a low wall enclosing an austere garden of tortured bushes and raked gravel. "
Zen galaxy 2422 Kato, Ken. Yamato: A Rage in Heaven. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 147. "Eventually the Court had been driven to petition the Emperor, who was spending time at Lake Biwa in Zen contemplation...' "; Pg. 218: "...Zen master of Kamakura...' "; Pg. 227: "...Zen teachers in Chiba... But the tea ceremony is important to many people... "; Pg. 461: "Choi's face was that of a Zen teacher. "; Pg. 510: "Duval had not wanted to leave. It was as though a Zen straitjacket had been put over his mind... "
Zen galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 8. "'Cover Noboru-san and await my command!' he had signaled, so that from the moment the youth's katana came soughing from its scabbard he was marked.

Hideki Ryuji's bark was instant. The blind Zen archers released the tension in their strings.

From three different directions yard-long arrows punched through the opaque screens and sped into Noboru's flesh... "

Zen galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 11. "'...You gaijin live inside your own crazy, arrogant minds. That is why you have no understanding of the real world around you. Only Zen teaches the true identity--that in this universe there are no 'would have been's or 'could have done's, there is only what is and that too is an illusion. You should learn to accept that.' "
Zen galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 40. "'...According to Zen everything has a meaning--everything and nothing. I'm sure you understand what my escape from death really meant?' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Zen galaxy 2520 Bujold, Lois McMaster. The Vor Game. New York: Baen (1990); pg. 115. "Illyan allowed himself a wintry smile, taking this for a joke. Miles's smile was a little sicker. You don't know, you don't know what it was like. . . . Three parts fakery and flim-flam, and one part . . . something else. Zen, gestalt, delusion? Uncontrollable moments of alpha-state exaltation. . . . Could he do it again? "
Zen galaxy 2530 Bujold, Lois McMaster. Mirror Dance. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1994); pg. 338. [Actual year unknown.] "Trying to work around Gorge's new belly was something like being the Blind Zen Archer. But his alignment was absolute. "
Zen galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 20. "Martin Silenus... '...I helped create Zen Gnosticism before any of your parents were born...' " [Book contains many references to Zen Gnosticism, as its founder is one of the main characters of the book. Other references to Zen Gnosticism are listed under 'Zen Gnosticism, or are not in DB. There are a few references to regular Zen in book.]
Zen galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 218. "...while walking in the Zen Garden... "
Zen galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 58. "'Genetically, you are fully human,' said Gladstone.

it was not a question. I did not respond.

'Jesus Christ was said to be fully human,' she said, 'And also fully divine. Humanity and Godhead at intersection.'

I was amazed at her reference to that old religion. Christianity had been replaced first by Zen Christianity, then Zen Gnosticism, then by a hundred more vital theologies and philosophies. " [See many other refs. in novel listed under 'Zen Gnosticism.']

Zen galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 417. "I think about this for a moment. Ummon's koan is not difficult now that I am regaining the knack of listening for the shadows of substance beneath the words. The little Zen parable is Ummon's way of saying, with some sarcasm, that the answer lies within science and within the antilogic which scientific answers so often provide. "
Zen galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 436. "...others regal in their solitude, many as empty and formal as a Zen garden. "
Zen galaxy 3000 Burkett Jr., William R. Blood Lines. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 67. Pg. 67: "...the ancient Japanese concept of the Zen robot? "; Pg. 69-70: "'Aside from the fact that the sybil considers any brain receptive, harmony is a tenet of your faith. Beauty all around you. an amalgam of Zen and Navajo precepts...' ";

Pg. 361: "'Ptolemy was involved in the Ball project?'

'The Zen of robotics,' the emperor said. 'A melding of human and synthetic stuff, to serve humanity. You knew Ball's brain donor studied here in his long-ago youth?' "

Zen galaxy 3000 Simmons, Dan. "Remembering Siri " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1983); pg. 116. "The last time I saw Siri she was 70 standard years old. She was 70 years old and still she had never: traveled offworld, used a comlog,... heard of Zen Christianity, or flown any vehicle except an ancient Vikken skimmer belonging to her family. "
Zen galaxy 3099 Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 233. "'I've always liked the outdoors,' I said truthfully. 'Camping. Being away from things. something about nature makes me feel . . . I don't know . . . connected to something larger.' I stopped before I began sounding like an Orthodox Zen Gnostic. "
Zen galaxy 3099 Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 241. "'Did Uncle Martin's poem explain the motivations of the Stables, Volatiles, and Ultimates?'

'More or less,' I said. 'It's hard to follow--the poem has Ummon and the other Core AIs speaking in Zen koans.'

Aenea nodded. 'That's about right.' "

Zen galaxy 3099 Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 52-53. "'Most people I knew were Zen Christians... More Zen than Christian, of course, but not too much of either, actually. Personal pilgrimages were fun. Places of power, finding one's Baedecker point, all of that crap...' "
Zen galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 134. "'Raul, do you remember what the AI Ummon said the second Keats cybrid? That was recorded accurately in the Cantos. Ummon talked in sort-of Zen koans . . . or at least that's the way Uncle Martin translated the conversation.' "
Zen galaxy 4000 Harrison, Harry. Bill, the Galactic Hero. New York: Avon (1975; c. 1965); pg. 36. "'...But I see you are troubled. May I ask if you are of the faith?'

'Which faith is that?'

'That's what I'm asking you!' the chaplain snapped... 'How can I help you if I do not know what your religion is?'

'Fundamentalist Zoroastrian.'

The chaplain took a plastic-covered sheet from a drawer and ran his finger down it. 'Z . . . Z . . . Zen . . . Zodomite . . . Zoroastrian, Reformed Fundamentalist, is that the one?'

'Yes, sir.' "

Zen galaxy 4500 Herbert, Brian & Kevin J. Anderson. Dune: House Atreides. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 338. Pg. 338: "Man is but a pebble dropped in a pool. And if man is but a pebble, then all his works can be no more.

--Zensunni Saying ";

Pg. 380: "The ultimate question: Why does life exist? The answer: For life's sake.

--Anonymous
thought to be of Zensunni origin ";

Pg. 384: "Secretly, Anirul had consulted a Feng Shui master about the old birthing facility. A withered old man with Terrasian features, he was a practitioner of an ancient Zensunni philosophy which held that architecture, furniture placement, and maximum utilization of color & light... " [More.];

Pg. 513: "Truth is a chameleon.
--Zensunni Aphorism "



Zen, continued

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