Koan, 3 Definition(s)
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A seemingly paradoxical riddle or statement that is used as a training device in Zen practice to force the mind to abandon logic and dualistic thought.
Added: 30.Aug.2009 | Mokurai's Temple: A Buddhist Glossary
A Japanese term taken from the Chinese Kung an.
Added: 27.Sep.2008 | Buddhist Door: Glossary
1a) Saṃyama (संयम).—The son of Dhūmrākṣasa and father of Kṛśāśva and Devaja.** Bhāgavata-...
(ca. 470-543) Considered the first patriarch of Zen Buddhism; according to legend, he was the &...
Shikantaza Jap., lit., “nothing but (shikan) precisely (ta) sitting (za)”; a for...
Zazen Jap. (Chin., tso-ch’an), lit., za, “sitting” and zen, “ab...
Japanese; Lin chi (Chinese); one of the two major schools of Zen Buddhism; it was founded by th...
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