Growth of Japanese Culture
Japanese Forms of Buddhism By: Caroline Fagg
In 1100 Zen became more common. Zen put emphasis on self-discipline , simplicity, and meditation. The word Zen even means "meditation." Followers practiced Zen by quiet reflection, rather than studying scriptures and preforming ceremonies. Samurai liked it because they thought it would give them inner peace and would help them in battle. Artists liked it because it gave them boldness and simplicity. Zen later became popular in other countries in the West.