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What are Zen Koans?

Answer: A koan is a puzzle-like question or story that's designed to help one obtain enlightenment when worked on in meditation when assigned a koan by one's teacher. A class (MORE)

What is a Zen koan?

  Answer:   A Koan is a question in Zen practice that is used to help the student circumvent his dependance on logic to arrive at answers. It promotes the instantaneous (MORE)

Why Koan bull passes tail?

The tail is illusory. It does not exist. Yet most bulls have tails  so they DO exist. Isn't that funny and amazing? One gives rise to  the other, yet they both don't exist.

Define koan and describe its purpose in zen discipline?

koan literally means public record. An encounter between master and student in Tang dynasty China would produce an insight for the student into the nature of reality. These en (MORE)

What does koan have to do with Hiroshima?

Koan is A puzzling, often paradoxical statement or story, used in Zen Buddhism as an aid to meditation and a means of gaining spiritual awakening. In Zen Buddhism, a brief par (MORE)

How was koan used in Hiroshima?

Koan is A puzzling, often paradoxical statement or story, used in Zen Buddhism as an aid to meditation and a means of gaining spiritual awakening. In Zen Buddhism, a brief par (MORE)

Is koan a verbal mantra?

A koan is a question or statement usually associated with Zen Buddhist practice posed to lead a student to comprehend without thinking. A mantra is a chant, prayer or Vedic hy (MORE)