The Koan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism
Steven Heine, Dale S. Wright
Oxford University Press, Apr 20, 2000 - Religion - 336 pages
Koans are enigmatic spiritual formulas used for religious training in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Arguing that our understanding of the koan tradition has been severely limited, contributors to this collection examine previously unrecognized factors in the formation of this tradition, and highlight the rich complexity and diversity of koan practice and literature.
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