Aitken

A Quote by Aitken on clarity, harmony, and zen

Koan. A presentation of the harmony of the Universal and the Particular; a theme of Zazen to be made clear. A classic Mondo, or a Zen story.

Aitken

Source: a Zen teaching, 1993

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A Quote by Aitken on justice, perspective, and truth

Each koan is a window that show the whole truth but just from a single vantage. It is limited in perspective. One hundred koans give one hundred vantages. When they are enriched with insightful comments and poems, then you have ten thousand vantages. There is no end to this process of enrichment.

Aitken

Source: a Zen teaching, 1990

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Aitken on buddhism, nature, and zen

Koans are the folk stories of Zen Buddhism, metaphorical narratives that particularize essential nature.

Aitken

Source: a Zen teaching, 1990

Contributed by: Zaady

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