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Five Expedient Methods

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Five Expedient Methods
1. freezing the mind dhyana (ning-hsin ch'an)
2. subduing the mind dhyana (chih-hsin ch'an)
3. true essence dhyana (t'i-chen ch'an)
4. expedient methods for conforming to circumstances dhyana (fang-pien sui-yuan ch'an)
5. eliminating the distinctions of the two extremes dhyana (hsi erh-pien fen-pieh ch'an)