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The Gateless Gate: The Classic Book of Zen Koans #2020

The Gateless Gate The Classic Book of Zen Koans In The Gateless Gate one of modern Zen Buddhism s uniquely influential masters offers classic commentaries on the Mumonkan one of Zen s greatest collections of teaching stories This translation was

  • Title: The Gateless Gate: The Classic Book of Zen Koans
  • Author: Wumen Huikai Koun Yamada Ruben L.F. Habito
  • ISBN: 9780861713820
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Gateless Gate: The Classic Book of Zen Koans By Wumen Huikai Koun Yamada Ruben L.F. Habito, In The Gateless Gate, one of modern Zen Buddhism s uniquely influential masters offers classic commentaries on the Mumonkan, one of Zen s greatest collections of teaching stories This translation was compiled with the Western reader in mind, and includes Koan Yamada s clear and penetrating comments on each case Yamada played a seminal role in bringing Zen Buddhism to theIn The Gateless Gate, one of modern Zen Buddhism s uniquely influential masters offers classic commentaries on the Mumonkan, one of Zen s greatest collections of teaching stories This translation was compiled with the Western reader in mind, and includes Koan Yamada s clear and penetrating comments on each case Yamada played a seminal role in bringing Zen Buddhism to the West from Japan, going on to be the head of the Sanbo Kyodan Zen Community.The Gateless Gate would be invaluable if only for the translation and commentary alone, yet it s loaded with extra material and is a fantastic resource to keep close by An in depth Introduction to the History of Zen PracticeLineage chartsJapanese to Chinese and Chinese to Japanese conversion charts for personal names, place names, and names of writingsPlus front and back matter from ancient and modern figures Mumon, Shuan, Kubota Ji un, Taizan Maezumi, Hugo Enomiya Lasalle, and Yamada Roshi s son, Masamichi Yamada.A wonderful inspiration for the koan practitioner, and for those with a general interest in Zen Buddhism.

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    1. 1.Only a man with little secretsFears being seen.A man with many secrets can be seen all aroundThey will never find himYou must be like the frog that has swallowed the Great MysteryBy throwing the past,To the ruffled pigeonsHe removes statistics like a robeHis belly is infinite in heaven and earth.He will be greater than seven Trump Towers2.A monk once came to a master and asked How can I find the self The master replied Two mirrors make a tunnel which you can crawl to many places When you break [...]

    2. There is not enough stars in observable Universe and beyond to rate this book This is not actually a book This is probably the only title that holds to be the Revelation Not for everyone You gotta be ready for it.

    3. T m l i l ch a tr nh hi u, n n kh m nh gi rating c S l ngu n tham kh o khi r n luy n thi n t p th i.

    4. A Real Mind BlowerEven with the annotations, there is much to learn from the Koans and the answers to them A lot of it cannot be understood until you let go of the traditional ways one would answer them It is important to incorporate the things you have come to know about the Tao, about Non Dualism, and especially the fact that giving form to something removes the reality from it Becoming a form that one must grasp to understand.

    5. Its a non fiction book about Buddhism and chan enlightenment A Koan is a public case meant to be paradoxical for the reader, and to bring about new thought for the reader Not exactly a fiction, but worth the list because I really enjoyed reading it and thinking about enlightenment.

    6. The Gateless Gate is a classic book of zen koans In this version, Yamada adds his own explication of each case, which helps a lot in understanding some of the basic ideas As a Westerner and someone who is not steeped in Buddhist history, I often felt like I was facing a steep series of translations from Chinese to Japanese, from Japanese to English, from Eastern ideas and idioms to Western ones For that reason I read the book slowly at most one case each night Some of them, like the classic Mu o [...]

    7. Disclaimer I know little to nothing about Zen Buddhism Though Nietzsche has instilled in me an aversion to the idolization of nothingness or silence be noisy and passionate while you can characteristic of some eastern philosophies, I found the koans both profound and wonderfully silly They question call on one to justify, our preference for the determinate e.g the thesis that all propositions are true or false , absolutes, dichotomies good and evil.They also provoke reflection on communication, [...]

    8. Surprised at how few reads this book has gotten on this site I guess I figured something like the Tao Te Ching would be popular, but not 3 orders of magnitude popular This book is a great introduction to Zen for the casually curious The koans are very funny at times, and Yamada s commentary is painstaking and clear, sometimes overly so, but between the koan, Mumon s commentary and Yamada s, you get three different layers and styles of understanding and it all works quite well as a whole.

    9. This certainly isn t a book to read all at once.The way I am handling the book is to read one koan at a time I don t even necessarily manage to read one everyday but I m trying to get in the habit of doing it that way Sometimes I think about the koan and sometimes the koans are incomprehensible to me and I just sort put that one aside.I have finally finished going through all the koans for the first time In no way do I consider this book finished but at least I have begun the study 3 31 2013

    10. Excellent translation of this classic collection of Zen Koans.The teishos and commentaries are very helpful.Recommended for study of Zen koans.Also recommended as five star rating Zenkei Shibayama, The Gateless Barrier Zen comments on the Mumonkan, Boston Shambhala, 1974 Robert Aitken, The Gateless Barrier The Wu men Kuan Mumonkan , New York North Point Press, 1991

    11. This book changed my life Will it change yours All I know is that if anyone asks you whether or not the cat is yours, you put your shoes on your head, and the cat down your pants In this way you will save two lives.

    12. Not enough can be said regarding the craziness of zen koans I don t understand most of them, but then again, I m not enlightened.

    13. Repito dafuq did I just read o.0 Parcial de Budismo de ma ana, m tame ya que las dem s materias no pudieron.

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