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The Gateless Barrier: The Wu-Men Kuan (Mumonkan)

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The Gateless Barrier is generally acknowledged to be the fundamental koan collection in the literature of Zen. Gathered together by Wu-men (Mumon), a thirteenth-century master of the Lin-chi (Rinzai) school, it is composed of forty-eight koans, or cases, each accompanied by a brief comment and poem by Wu-men.

Robert Aitken, one of the premier American Zen masters, has translated Wu-men's text, supplementing the original with his own commentary — the first such commentary by a Western master — making the profound truths of Zen Buddhism accessible to serious contemporary students and relevant to current social concerns.

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The 'Gateless Barrier' is generally acknowledged to be the fundamental koan collection in the literature of Zen. Gathered together by Wu-men (Mumon), a thirteenth-century master of the Lin-chi (Rinzai) school, it is composed of forty-eight koans, or cases, each accompanied by a brief comment and poem by Wu-men.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-313).

About the Author

Robert Aitken, Roshi of the Diamond Sangha in Honolulu, is the author of Taking the Path of Zen and The Mind of Clover.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865474420
Translator:
Aitken, Robert
Publisher:
North Point Press
Translator:
Aitken, Robert
Author:
Aitken, Robert
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Koan
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Huikai
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Subject:
Zen
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
9432, 9433, 9434
Publication Date:
19910131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
332
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.776 in 0.825 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The 'Gateless Barrier' is generally acknowledged to be the fundamental koan collection in the literature of Zen. Gathered together by Wu-men (Mumon), a thirteenth-century master of the Lin-chi (Rinzai) school, it is composed of forty-eight koans, or cases, each accompanied by a brief comment and poem by Wu-men.
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