Definition of koan in English:
A paradoxical anecdote or riddle without a solution, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning and provoke enlightenment.
- Like the ponderer of a Zen koan, the viewer must come to terms with this paradox.
- The goal of the Zen koan is enlightenment, which is a profound change of heart.
- Let's take a look at one of the classic Zen koans, the one about wild geese.
Definition of koan in:
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