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Meditating with koans

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Published by Asian Humanities Press in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Meditation -- Zen Buddhism -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Koan -- Early works to 1800.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[translated by] J. C. Cleary.
    GenreEarly works to 1800.
    ContributionsCleary, J. C.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBQ9288 .C4813 1992
    The Physical Object
    Pagination129 p. ;
    Number of Pages129
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1717090M
    ISBN 100895819023
    LC Control Number92019602


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Koans (those gnomish, paradoxical conversational exchanges between Zen master and student) have been used as focal points for Buddhist meditation for centuries in China and Japan. Genre/Form: Early works Early works to Additional Physical Format: Online version: Zhuhong, Meditating with koans.

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Koans don’t really explain things. Instead, they show you something by opening a gate. You walk through, and you take the ride. Before anything is explained, there is the sky, the earth, redwood forests, pelicans, rivers, rats, the city of San Francisco. And you are part of all that.

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In order to do this, I went to a Rinzai Zen sangha the other day to practice meditating, and I was given a Koan to meditate on. A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves. Zen masters have been testing their students with these stories, questions, or phrases for centuries.

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These stories recount actual experiences of Chinese and Japanese Zen teachers over a period of more than five centuries. When this book arrived on the steppes, the story goes, the ministers sat up together all night in a yurt, reading the koans aloud.

I took up koan practice when I was meditating outdoors in the rainforests and hills in Queensland, Australia, about thirty years ago. Koans seemed to fit my mind the way it was, as opposed to the way I wished it were. A koan is a story, dialog, question, or statement in the history and lore of Chan Buddhism, generally containing aspects that are inaccessible to rational understanding, yet that may be accessible to are often used by Zen practitioners as objects of meditation to induce an experience of enlightenment or realization, and by Zen teachers as testing .Gudo was the emperor's teacher of his time.

Nevertheless, he used to travel alone as a wandering mendicant. Once when he was on his way to Edo, the cultural and political center of the shogunate, he approached a little village named Takenaka.These koans, or parables, were translated into English from a book called the Shaseki-shu (Collection of Stone and Sand), written late in the thirteenth century by the Japanese Zen teacher Muju (the "non-dweller"), and from anecdotes of Zen monks taken from various books published in Japan around the turn of the 20th century.

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