While in India, enlightenment was often associated discarting the world and instead finding unity with the source of the universe, and while in China enlightenment was associated with harmony with nature, the Zen masters of Japan sought their enlightenment in the simple experiences of everyday life. The most famous Zen poem simply describes a frog jumping in a pond.

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"The Great World History Book"