The Gateless Gate () by Mumon, translated by Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps A Collection of Zen Koans · Joshu’s Dog→. Related Portals. The Gateless Gate, by Ekai, called Mu-mon, tr. This classic Zen Buddhist collection of 49 koans with commentary by Mumon was originally published in In Zen it’s usually known as the gateless gate: Until you crack the combination Many Zen koans pose some version of this paradox, disorienting the mind and.

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Part of a series on. As it was not renewed, it entered the public domain on 1 January Each koan epitomizes one or more of the polarities of consciousness that act like an obstacle or wall to the insight.

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Five of the koans in the work concern the sayings and doings of Zhaozhou ; four concern Ummon. Wu-liang Tsung-shou also supplemented the volume with a verse of four stanzas composed in about the three checkpoints of Zen master Huanglong. Dharma transmission Zen lineage charts Zen ranks and hierarchy Gteless organisation and institutions Zen Narratives. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The text was originally prepared by Wumen as a record of his teaching during a monastic training period held at Longxiang Soaring Dragon monastery in the summer of This article needs additional citations for verification.

Zen koan collections works. Traditions Dharma transmission Zen lineage charts Zen ranks and hierarchy Zen organisation and institutions Zen Narratives. These three checkpoints of Huanglong should not be confused with Doushuai’s Three Checkpoints found in Case Wumen selected the 48 koans and commented on and added a verse for each koan.


Views Read Edit View history. His teachings were transcribed and after the training period were compiled into the collection called the Wumen Guan. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was legally published within the United States or the United Nations Headquarters in New York subject to Section 7 of the United States Headquarters Agreement beforeand copyright was not renewed.

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The Gateless Gate

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The most well known version of the text is from the Japanese wood block edition made from the manuscript edition that contains the following sections.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat The title has a double meaning and can also be understood as Wumen’s Barrier ; the compiler’s name, which literally means “No Gate”, is the same as the title’s first two characters. As was customary in China at the time, an edition might have additions of text inserted by a subsequent owner or publisher. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that gatdless the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.


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This page was last edited on 13 Februaryat This work was published before January 1,and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least years ago. Wumen’s preface indicates that the volume was published in A classic edition includes a 49th case composed by Anwan pen name for Cheng Ch’ing-Chih in Each koan is accompanied by a commentary and verse by Gageless. As with the main koans, each caveat challenges gatelese Zen student’s attachment to dualistic concepts, here those especially related to Zen practice.

The student is challenged to transcend the polarity that the koan represents and demonstrate or show that transcendence to the Zen teacher. The common theme of the koans of the Wumen Guan and of Wumen’s comments is the inquiry and introspection of dualistic conceptualization.

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