chapter  I
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HISTORY OF ZEN IN CHINA

Amrtab. Upanisad, 18, describes three modes of sitting-namely, the Lotus-seat (Padmasana), the sitting with legs bent underneath; the mystic diagram seat (Svastika); and the auspicious-seat (Bhadrasana) ; —while Yoga^kha directs the choice of the Lotus-posture, with atten­ tion concentrated on the tip of the nose, hands and feet closely joined.