The Gateless Gate () by Mumon, translated by Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps A Collection of Zen Koans · Joshu’s Dog→. Related Portals. The Gateless Gate, by Ekai, called Mu-mon, tr. This classic Zen Buddhist collection of 49 koans with commentary by Mumon was originally published in In Zen it’s usually known as the gateless gate: Until you crack the combination Many Zen koans pose some version of this paradox, disorienting the mind and.

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Wu-liang Tsung-shou also supplemented the volume with a verse of four stanzas composed in about the three checkpoints of Zen master Huanglong.

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Wumen selected the 48 koans and commented on and added a verse for each koan. This work is a translation and has a separate copyright status to the applicable copyright protections of the original content. As was customary in China at the time, an edition might have additions of text inserted by a subsequent owner or publisher.

As it was not renewed, it entered the ggate domain on 1 January Each koan epitomizes one or more of the polarities of consciousness that act like an obstacle or wall to the insight. Traditions Dharma transmission Zen lineage charts Zen ranks and hierarchy Zen organisation and institutions Zen Narratives.

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The title has gatless double meaning and can also be gwteless as Wumen’s Barrier ; the compiler’s name, which literally means “No Gate”, is the same as the title’s first two characters. Dharma transmission Zen lineage charts Zen ranks and hierarchy Zen organisation and institutions Zen Narratives. Works published in would have had to renew their copyright in either ori. The text was originally prepared by Wumen as a record of his teaching during a monastic training period held at Longxiang Soaring Dragon monastery in the summer of Mumon Ekai ; — For all records sincesearch the U.

These three gatdless of Huanglong should not be confused with Doushuai’s Three Checkpoints found in Case The common theme of the koans of the Wumen Guan and of Wumen’s comments is the inquiry and introspection koaan dualistic conceptualization. Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references. This page was last edited on 13 Februaryat This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was legally published within the United States or the United Nations Headquarters in New York subject to Section 7 of the United States Headquarters Agreement beforeand copyright was not renewed.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As with the main koans, each caveat challenges the Zen student’s attachment to dualistic concepts, here those especially related to Zen practice. Public domain Public domain false false. Huayan Tiantai Pure Land Buddhism. Five of the koans in the work concern the sayings and doings of Zhaozhou ; four concern Ummon.

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The Gateless Gate

For other renewal records of publications between — see the University of Pennsylvania copyright records scans. His teachings were transcribed and after the training period were compiled into the collection called the Wumen Guan.

The author died inso this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 25 years or less. The Gateless Barrier Mandarin: This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

Views Read Edit View history. Wumen’s preface indicates that the volume was published in This work was published before January 1,and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least years ago.

In other projects Wikiquote. Each koan is accompanied by a commentary and verse by Wumen. Retrieved from ” https: The student is challenged to transcend the polarity that the koan represents and demonstrate or show that transcendence to the Zen teacher.

Views Read Edit View history. The most well known version of the text is from the Japanese wood block edition made from the manuscript edition that contains the fate sections. From Loan, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat