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The common theme of the koans of the Wumen Guan and of Wumen's comments how to practice the "method of wú", "What is the checkpoint of the Patriarchs?

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Reflections on the Wumenkuan
most famous collection of koans, the Wumenkuan, the editor, or compiler,. Wu- men says he spent eight years working on Mu, before he was able to get it.
Poetry and Chan 'Gong'an': From Xuedou Chongxian (980–1052) to
of the Yunmen 雲門 Chan school, and Chanzong wumen guan 禪宗無門 (Blue Cliff Record).
Yes! We Have No Buddha-Nature
version of the case in the Wumenguan 無門関 (Jp.
198 | Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 33 / 1 (2006) Thomas
Critical Comments on Nishida's Use of Chinese Buddhism

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Stepping from the Top of the Hundred Foot Pole
This all reminds me of case 46 in the koan anthology the Wumenguan, the Gateless Gate. The priest Shishuang said, “How do you step from the top of a hundred-foot pole?” although you have entered the Way, it is not yet genuine.

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The Gateless Gate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 無門關
The Gateless Gate. The Gateless Gate or The Gateless Barrier (Chin. Wu-wen kuan; Jap.
Just This: "Zhaozhou's Dog" from the Wumenguan
Nawari Koans The Wumenguan as ... - Google Books
Title, Nawari Koans The Wumenguan as Interpreted by Robert J. Fitzwater. Author, Robert J.
Koan Studies - Wu-Men Kuan koans
Oct 2, 1995 Wu Men Kuan, Wu-men kuan, Wu-men-kuan, Wumenguan (C.), (J. Mumonkan; Mu Mun Kwan K.

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