Hau Tou: 1 definition


Hau Tou means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Buddhist Door: GlossaryIntense concentration on a question word which defies any answer and allows no answer at all. Literally, it refers to the source of word before it is uttered. It is a method used in Chan Sect to arouse the doubt. The practitioner meditates on questions as who is reciting the Buddhas name?. He does not rely on experience or reasoning. Sometimes, it is also known as Kung an.

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