Ten Gates: The Kong-an Teaching of Zen Master Seung Sahn

Ten Gates: The Kong-an Teaching of Zen Master Seung Sahn

Seung Sahn


Zen is known for koans (called kong-ans in Korean, and during this book), these weird and wonderful and probably unanswerable questions Zen masters pose to their scholars to ascertain their attention (such as “What is the sound of 1 hand clapping?”). worry of koans retains a few humans from ever giving Zen perform a try out. yet right here, in the course of the adventure of seeing a latest Zen grasp paintings together with his scholars, one can find what koan education is de facto like: It’s a skillful, full of life perform for reaching wisdom.

This ebook offers the process of ten koans that Zen grasp Seung Sahn got here to name the “Ten Gates.” those koans symbolize the fundamental forms one will stumble upon in any process research. all of the ten gates, or koans, is illuminated by means of real interchanges among Zen grasp Seung Sahn and his scholars that exhibit what the perform is all approximately: it truly is in particular a strategy of coming to belief one’s personal knowledge, and of manifesting that knowledge in each koan-like state of affairs lifestyles offers us with.

For additional info at the writer, Zen grasp Seung Sahn, stopover at his web site at www.kwanumzen.com.

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