KOAN

koan

(noun) a paradoxical anecdote or a riddle that has no solution; used in Zen Buddhism to show the inadequacy of logical reasoning

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

koan (plural koans)

(Zen Buddhism) A story about a Zen master and his student, sometimes like a riddle, other times like a fable, which has become an object of Zen study, and which, when meditated upon, may unlock mechanisms in the Zen student’s mind leading to satori.

A riddle with no solution, used to provoke reflection on the inadequacy of logical reasoning, and to lead to enlightenment.

Anagrams

• KAON, Kano, Kona, NKAO, kano, kaon

Source: Wiktionary



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