Friday, January 28, 2011

About Kōan

When two hands clap, which is the sound of the other hand?
No thought arisen yet, is it a sin or not?

A Kōan is a story/dialogue/statement or rather a riddle, the meaning of which cannot be understood by rational thinking but through intuition. It's a concept of study under Zen Buddhism. Koans are a product of enlightened sages who were the followers of Bodhidharma. The purpose of kōans for a Zen practitioner is to become aware of the difference between himself, his mind, and his beliefs, which influence how he sees the world; and, ultimately, to help him realize his true nature.

Why a sudden fascination for a Kōan?
A Kōan in my dream...
The nonexistent 'Kōan of Ochers', the brown monument and ....

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Himankur said...

woh..thnks fr enlightenment...

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