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The Sound of the One Hand

281 Zen Koans with Answers (New York Review Books Classics)

Yoel Hoffman

When The Sound of the One Hand came out in Japan in 1916 it caused a scandal. Zen was a secretive practice, its wisdom relayed from master to novice in strictest privacy. That a handbook existed recording not only the riddling koans that are central to Zen teaching but also detailing the answers to them seemed to mark Zen as rote, not revelatory. F...
Publish Date
2016
December 6
First Published in 1975
Goodreads rating
3.51
ISBN
9781681370224
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