Passing Through the Gateless Barrier: Koan Practice for Real Life

By: Guo Gu

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Gateways to awakening surround us at every moment of our lives. The whole purpose of koan (gong’an, in Chinese) practice is to keep us from missing these myriad opportunities by leading us to certain gates that have traditionally been effective for people to access that marvelous awakening. The forty-eight koans of the Gateless Barrier (Chinese: Wumenguan; Japanese: Mumonkan) have been waking people up for well over eight hundred years. Chan teacher Guo Gu provides here a fresh translation of the classic text, along with the first English commentary by a teacher of the Chinese tradition from which it originated. He shows that the koans in this text are not mere stories from a distant past, but are rather pointers to the places in our lives where we get stuck—and that each sticking point, when examined, can become a gateless barrier through which we can enter into profound wisdom. Printed Pages: 440.

Title: Passing Through the Gateless Barrier: Koan Practice for Real Life

Author Name: Guo Gu

Categories: India, Buddhism and Buddhist Studies,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Shambhala Publication/TBI: 2016

ISBN: 1611802814

ISBN 13: 9781611802818

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 112034

Keywords: Passing Through the Gateless Barrier: Koan Practice for Real Life Guo Gu