The Gateless Gate () by Mumon, translated by Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps A Collection of Zen Koans · Joshu’s Dog→. Related Portals. The Gateless Gate, by Ekai, called Mu-mon, tr. This classic Zen Buddhist collection of 49 koans with commentary by Mumon was originally published in In Zen it’s usually known as the gateless gate: Until you crack the combination Many Zen koans pose some version of this paradox, disorienting the mind and.

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Views Read Edit View history. As with the main koans, each caveat challenges the Zen student’s attachment to dualistic concepts, here those especially related to Zen practice.

As was customary in China at the time, an edition might have additions of text inserted by a subsequent owner or publisher. The common theme of the koans of the Wumen Guan and of Wumen’s comments is the inquiry and introspection of dualistic conceptualization.

This work is a translation and has a separate copyright status to the applicable copyright protections of the original content. Wumen’s preface indicates that the volume was published in Traditions Dharma transmission Zen lineage charts Zen ranks and hierarchy Zen organisation and institutions Zen Narratives.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was legally published within the United States or the United Nations Headquarters in New York subject to Section 7 of the United States Headquarters Agreement beforeand copyright was not renewed.

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Wikiquote has quotations related gatteless The author died inso this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 25 years or less.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The most well known version of the text is from the Japanese wood block edition made from the manuscript edition that contains the following sections.

This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

This page was last edited on 13 Februaryat Retrieved from ” https: This article needs additional citations koann verification. The student is challenged to transcend the polarity that the koan represents and demonstrate or show that transcendence to the Zen teacher. In other projects Wikiquote.

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Wikisource has original text related to this article: Each koan koann accompanied by a commentary and verse by Wumen.


Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references. The title has a double meaning gate,ess can also be understood as Wumen’s Barrier ; the compiler’s name, which literally means “No Gate”, is the same as the title’s first two characters.

Huayan Tiantai Pure Land Buddhism. As it was not renewed, it entered the public domain on 1 January By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

For all records sincesearch the U. The Gateless Barrier Mandarin: Wu-liang Tsung-shou also supplemented the volume with a verse of four stanzas composed in about the three checkpoints of Zen master Huanglong.

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The Gateless Gate

Part of a series on. Public domain Public gate,ess false false. The text was originally prepared by Wumen as a record of his teaching during a monastic training period held at Longxiang Soaring Dragon monastery in the summer of