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White Collar ZenUsing Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals$
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Steven Heine

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195160031

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.001.0001

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Everybody Must Get Foxed

Everybody Must Get Foxed

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(p.45) Chapter Three Everybody Must Get Foxed
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White Collar Zen
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Steven Heine

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.003.0004

This chapter discusses dissatisfaction or anxiety in Buddhism. According to Buddhism, whether you receive something you do not want or are thwarted in claiming what you expect, you should resist the futility and despair of endless grasping. Recognizing that no matter how hard you try, the long arm of Yama—the lord of decay, decline, and death—can never be evaded. You can, however, alter your attitude toward the constant flux by applying Zen strategies of maintaining equilibrium and concentration while being active and assertive.

Keywords:   Zen, Buddhism, anxiety, Yama, equilibrium

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