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Opening a MountainKoans of the Zen Masters$
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Steven Heine

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195135862

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195135865.001.0001

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Contesting With Irregular Rivals

Contesting With Irregular Rivals

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(p.73) [TWO] Contesting With Irregular Rivals
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Opening a Mountain
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Steven Heine (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195135865.003.0003

These koan cases include encounters with rivals within the Zen lineage as well as practitioners outside the monastic order, such as hermits, shamans, wizards, mind readers, and miracle workers, and dangerous women including nuns and Zen grannies. Zen masters test their skills to show that they are more proficient than the irregular practitioners, who often gain a reputation for spiritual prowess.

Keywords:   hermits, monastic, shaman, triple world, Zen practitioners

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