Zen is the teaching of some old chinese guys, see pic related.
Most famous for chopping cats in halves, cutting disciples fingers of, shouting at each other and hitting people with sticks. All for the sake of enlightenment.
Only teaching is non-duality, but since that can not be wrapped up in any system or teaching, no teaching is our actual teaching, no gate is the dharma gate, no practice is our practice.
>I'm a zen master ask me anything
>or just talk about anything zen
Here a greentext of mazu's amous mirror polishing story, because I have nothing else to do
>be me, mazu disciple of Huairang
>meditating, because need some enlightenment
>Huairang disturbs me
>Huairang: Why do you meditate?
>me: I want to become a buddha, tbqh senpai
>he just sits down and starts to polish a brick
>me: why polish brick?
>Huairang: I want it to make a mirror, tbqh senpai
>mfw he's seriously polishing brick to make it a mirror
>ask him: how the fuck you gonna make a mirror from a brick by polishing it?
>Huairang: If I can't make a mirror by polishing a brick, how can you become a buddha by sitting in meditation