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The Gateless Gate -Zen Comments on the Mumonkan

The Gateless Gate by Ekai- Mu-on (1183-1260)


In the still night by the vacant window, Wrapped in monk’s robe I sit in meditation, Navel and nostrils lined up straight, Ears paired to the slope of shoulders. Window whitens, The moon comes up; Rain’s stopped, But drops go on dripping. Wond...

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