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Monday, December 23, 2019

Koans

At the time of Sixth Patriarch, there were no koans. Only Sung Dynasty, then koan study started. If koan study is only way to study Buddhism, the Sixth Patriarch or Bodhidharma are not Zen masters [laughs, laughter].  -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-07-21 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC