Koans

  • A Philosopher Asks Buddha
  • Buddha Twirls a Flower
  • Kashapa's Preaching Sign
  • It is Not Mind, It is Not Buddha, It is Not Things
  • Everyday Life is the Path
  • Nansen Cuts the Cat in Two
  • Joshu's Dog
  • Joshu Investigates
  • Joshu Washes the Bowl
  • Joshu Examines a Monk in Meditation
  • Hyakujo's Fox
  • Kyogen Mounts the Tree
  • Keichu's Wheel
  • A Buddha Before History
  • Seizei Alone and Poor
  • Zuigan Calls His Own Master
  • Blow Out the Candle
  • Tokusan Holds His Bowl
  • Bells and Robes
  • Dried Dung
  • Tozan's Three Blows
  • Tozan's Three Pounds
  • The Three Calls of the Emperor's Teacher
  • The Enlightened Man
  • Do Not Think Good, Do Not Think Not-Good
  • Without Words, Without Silence
  • Two Monks Rolls Up the Screen
  • This Mind is Buddha


    Source: These are selected koans from The Gateless Gate