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Session Teisho

By Tarrant, John, Roshi

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Title: Session Teisho  
Author: Tarrant, John, Roshi
Language: English
Subject: Religion, Buddhism, Buddhism and literature
Collections: BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network
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Excerpt: The koan tradition began in China as an organic response to the problems of trying to understand reality. What happened was people would meditate and go about their business during the day and then in the evening sometimes the teacher would give a talk or take questions, or students would question each other or they would read. Questions would arise and answers would be given. Some answers seemed more interesting than others and gradually these became known as public cases just like common law cases would help resolve doubts about, in this case, inner conflicts. One of the very first ones for this to happen with was the koan Mu'.


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