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A Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism that teaches self-discipline, deep meditation, and the attainment of enlightenment by direct intuitive insight into a self-validating transcendent truth beyond all intellectual conceptions which typically expresses its teachings in paradoxical and nonlogical forms, according to Webster's 3rd International Dictionary. Zen apparently had little demonstrable effect on the development of the thinking of Morihei UESHIBA.