• Kōan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dan The koans do not represent the private opinion of a single man, but rather the hundreds and thousands of bodhisattvas of the three realms and ten directions.
  • Koan | Definition of Koan by Merriam-Webster

    www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/koan Define koan: a paradox to be meditated upon that is used to train Zen Buddhist monks to abandon ultimate dependence on reason and to force them into ...
  • Koan | Define Koan at Dictionary.com

    dictionary.reference.com/browse/koan noun, plural koans, koan. Zen. 1. a nonsensical or paradoxical question to a student for which an answer is demanded, the stress of meditation on the question often ...
    • Zen Koans - AshidaKim.com

      www.ashidakim.com/zenkoans/zenindex.html 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 ...
    • koan | Zen Buddhism | Britannica.com

      www.britannica.com/topic/koan Koan, Japanese Kōan, in Zen Buddhism of Japan, a succinct paradoxical statement or question used as a meditation discipline for novices, particularly in the Rinzai sect.
    • The Gateless Gate: Zen Koans by Mumon - ibiblio

      www.ibiblio.org/zen/cgi-bin/koan-index.pl The classic collection of koans usually used in introductory koan training.
    • Select a Koan - NoZen

      nozen.com/koans.htm Select a Koan. Muddy Road; Love Openly; Excuses; Three Pounds of Flax; Was Your Bowl; The Gates of Paradise
    • Learn Ruby With the Neo Ruby Koans

      www.rubykoans.com With the Neo Ruby Koans. The Koans walk you along the path to enlightenment in order to learn Ruby. The goal is to learn the Ruby language, syntax, structure, and ...
    • Zen Koans – Transcending Duality

      www.chinapage.com/zen/koan1.html Every Day Is a Good Day. Unmon said: "I do not ask you about fifteen days ago. But what about fifteen days hence? Come, say a word about this!"
    • Zen Koans - AshidaKim.com

      www.ashidakim.com/zenkoans/1acupoftea.html 1. A Cup of Tea. Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea.