The Gateless Barrier: The Wu-Men Kuan (Mumonkan). Robert Aitken.

The Gateless Barrier: The Wu-Men Kuan (Mumonkan)

North Point Press. 6 x 9", xv, 332 pp., 8 b/w illustrations, notes, bibliography, appendixes, glossary, paper, San Francisco, 1990. (o.p.; sl wear to cover, text near fine). Item #43484
ISBN: 0865474427

The Gateless Barrier is generally acknowledge 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.

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