ÐEØXY · KOANS
"A koan (pronounced /ko.an/) is a story, dialog, question, or statement in the history
and lore of Chan (Zen) Buddhism, generally containing aspects that are inaccessible to
yet that may be accessible to intuition.
"These koans, or parables, were translated into English from a book called the Shaseki-shu
(Collection of Stone and Sand), written late in the thirteenth century by the Japanese Zen teacher
Muju (the "non-dweller"), and from anecdotes of Zen monks taken from various books
published in Japan around the turn of the 20th century."Ashidakim Zen Koans