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The Gateless Barrier: The Wu-Men Kuan
By Robert Aitkeen (trans)
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Publisher North Point Pr
Publication date January 1, 1991
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780865474420
ISBN-10 0865474427
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $28.00
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The Gateless Barrier is generally acknowledged to be the fundamental koan collection in the literature of Zen. Gathered together by Wu-men (Mumon), a thirteenth-century master of the Lin-chi (Rinzai) school, it is composed of forty-eight koans, or cases, each accompanied by a brief comment and poem by Wu-men.

Robert Aitken, one of the premier American Zen masters, has translated Wu-men's text, supplementing the original with his own commentary -- the first such commentary by a Western master -- making the profound truths of Zen Buddhism accessible to serious contemporary students and relevant to current social concerns.



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