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Description - The Gateless Barrier by Robert Aitken

"The Gateless Barrier" is generally acknowledged to be the fundamental koan collection in the literature of Zen. Gathered together by Wu-men (Mumon), a thirteenth-century master of the Lin-chi (Rinzai) school, it is composed of forty-eight koans, or cases, each accompanied by a brief comment and poem by Wu-men.Robert Aitken, one of the premier American Zen masters, has translated Wu-men's text, supplementing the original with his own commentary -- the first such commentary by a Western master -- making the profound truths of Zen Buddhism accessible to serious contemporary students and relevant to current social concerns.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780865474420
ISBN-10: 0865474427
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 332
Imprint: North Point Press
Publisher: North Point Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1991
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Aitken

Robert Aitken, Roshi of the Diamond Sangha in Honolulu, is the author of "Taking the Path of Zen" and "The Mind of Clover."

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