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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The common theme of the koans of the Wumen Guan and of Wumen’s comments is the inquiry and introspection of dualistic conceptualization.

The Gateless Gate

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These three checkpoints of Huanglong should not be confused with Doushuai’s Three Checkpoints found in Case The text was gaye prepared by Wumen as a record of his teaching during a monastic training period held at Longxiang Soaring Dragon monastery in the summer of Wumen selected the 48 koans and commented on and added a verse for each koan.

Part of a series on. The Gateless Barrier Mandarin: Wikisource has original text related to this article: 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.


Five of the koans in the work concern the sayings and doings of Zhaozhou ; four concern Ummon. The most well known version of the text is from the Japanese wood kosn edition made from the manuscript edition that contains the following sections.

Wu-liang Tsung-shou also supplemented the volume with a verse of four stanzas composed in about the three checkpoints of Zen master Huanglong.

Wumen’s preface indicates that the volume was published in Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Articles needing additional references from March Kooan articles needing additional references. A classic edition includes a 49th case composed by Anwan pen name for Cheng Ch’ing-Chih in Huayan Tiantai Pure Land Buddhism. Views Read Edit View history.

Mumon Ekai ; — Traditions Dharma transmission Zen lineage charts Zen ranks and hierarchy Zen organisation and institutions Zen Narratives. Each koan epitomizes one or more of the polarities of consciousness that act like an obstacle or wall to the insight. Zen koan collections works. For other renewal records of publications between — see the University of Pennsylvania copyright records scans.

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Each koan is accompanied by a commentary and verse by Wumen. Ggateless student is challenged to transcend the polarity that the koan represents and demonstrate or show that transcendence to the Zen teacher.

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As with the main koans, each caveat challenges the Zen student’s attachment to dualistic concepts, gteless those especially related to Zen practice.

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