There is a characteristic of Zen which cannot be found in any other religion. That is to say, its peculiar mode of expressing profound religious insight by such actions as the lifting up of a hair-brush, or by the tapping of the chair with a staff, or by a loud outcry, and so forth. Kaiten Nukariya, The Religion of the Samurai. Note. Your Daily Zen Practice is moving to a new skill area. Please sign up for your daily zen practice again.