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Links to Zen Koans

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Cittasanto
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Links to Zen Koans

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:46 pm

Here are some links to Koans I think are quite useful to use at times!

http://deoxy.org/koans

http://www.101zenstories.com/


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Links to Zen Koans

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:19 pm

I like the The Book of Equanimity.

http://www.amazon.com/Book-Equanimity-I ... 0861713877


:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Links to Zen Koans

Postby Jechbi » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:55 am


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Re: Links to Zen Koans

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:48 am

their are many zen stories which have an ending like this one,
one about chess is my favourite but don't know if it is in either of the links


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.


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