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Author: Hau Hōō.; Yoel Hoffmann
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1975.
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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
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Hau Hōō.
Sound of the one hand.
New York : Basic Books, ©1975
(OCoLC)757493910
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hau Hōō.; Yoel Hoffmann
ISBN: 0465080782 9780465080786 0465080790 9780465080793
OCLC Number: 1676148
Notes: Translation of part of Gendai sōji Zen hyōron.
Description: xii, 322 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: The Koan on the sound of the one hand and the Koan on Mu --
The way of the Inzan school --
The way of the Takuju school --
Part two: miscellaneous Koans --
Part three: the one-hundred forty-four Koans --
1. The man up the tree --
2. The man in the well --
3. Why a monk's garment --
4. The world a grain of rice --
5. The three gates of master Oryu --
6. Where do the snowflakes fall? --
7. Round are the Lotus leaves --
8. The sound of rain --
9. The three questions of master Toso --
10. The sentence of being and the sentence of nothing --
11. Subject, object --
12. The unrankable being --
13. A flower in bloom --
14. Will IT be destroyed? --
15. Where will ONE return to? --
16. There is no such thing as holy --
17. Words --
18. The four ways of master Rinzai --
19. The three sentences of master Rinzai --
20. Before and after --
21. To beat the drum --
22. No great masters? --
23. Where did Nansen go after his death? --
24. One, two, three --
25. An iron cow --
26. Similar to a dream --
27. "Not affected," "Not deluded" --
28. Where thing does not contradict thing --
29. What will you call it? --
30. Stick! --
31. The emperor and the bowl --
32. How is your health? --
33. The gate! --
34. Unforgivable --
35. How do you say it? --
36. Discuss Buddhist law --
37. Simultaneous doubt and enlightenment --
38. Don't you believe me now? --
39. I never said a world. 40. Where in the world are they? --
41. A bottle is a bottle --
42. A silver bowl filled with snow --
43. Every coral branch supports the moon --
44. An open-eyed man falls into the well --
45. In relation to one --
46. In opposition to one --
47. Are you alive? --
48. The one-piece tower --
49. No meaning --
50. It is somewhat a pity --
51. A few here, a few there --
52. Where is the mind? --
53. A speck of dust --
54. Gya! --
55. Nyan --
56. Come and eat your rice --
57. Playing ball on rapid water --
58. Playing in the mud --
59. The sturdy body of truth --
60. Put together --
61. "Say nothing" and nothing said --
62. Which is your self? --
63. Blind, deaf, dumb --
64. Sound --
65. What do you understand by this? --
66. Not keeping silent, not using words --
67. Taking a bath --
68. Without cold, without heat --
69. What do you have in mind? --
70. Don't fancy --
71. Buddha's master --
72. Swallow a river?! --
73. Thought of the moment --
74. Where is my rhino? --
75. Obaku's stick --
76. The three sentences of master Rinzai (continuation of Koan 19) --
77. On an isolated peak; at the crossroads --
78. Why can't the tail go through? --
79. What is Joshu? --
80. A shell holding moonlight --
81. It is your heart that move --
82. The immovable cloak --
83. What the old woman meant --
84. The tortoise is a turtle --
85. Cut! --
86. When the sail is hoisted --
87. Why don't people in know about out? --
88. Where is the old man going? --
89. Yet I should not be rash --
90. Every day is a good day --
91. Without caring, go straight --
92. Seven --
93. I have a lot of things to do --
94. Rice in a bowl, water in a bucket --
95. I have a headache today --
96. "All over"; "throughout" --
97. Why is that thing not you? --
98. Go and have some tea --
99. Made a fool of --
100. "Wrong!" --
101. Tread on the head of Buddha --
102. The body emits autumn wind --
103. The mind as it is --
104. No mind, no Buddha --
105. One --
106. Take care! --
107. What will you do after three or four shouts? --
108. Non-attachment --
109. Calamity! Calamity! --
110. Use the air as paper --
111. What is your feeling at this moment? --
112. Of a different color --
113. Beard --
114. It is here --
115. Is there? Is there? --
116. Where do you come from? --
117. One got it, one missed it --
118. Yes --
119. Three pounds of flax --
120. Even up till now --
121. One finger --
122. It is important that the world be in peace --
123. Mother and father --
124. The Eastern mountain walks on water --
125. Youngsters like you never know of that --
126. The guy understands this time --
127. How can we go through without interfering? --
128. Peach blossoms --
129. I have nothing to hide from you --
130. Bamboo shoots sprout sideways under a rock --
131. Not enter Nirvana, not fall into hell --
132. High rank, low rank --
133. The oak tree In the front garden --
134. That is still not enough --
135. Give, grab --
136. The three sentences of master Bussho --
137. Which one is real? --
138. Only there is a word that is not very proper --
139. Functions like theft --
140. The four shouts of master Rinzai --
141. First, second, third --
142. Host and guest --
143. The dragon bitten by a snake --
144. Zen --
Part four: notes and commentary --
Notes to part one: the Koan on the sound of one hand the Koan on Mu --
The way of the Inzan school --
The way of the Takuju school --
Notes to part two: miscellaneous Koans --
Notes to part three: the one hundred forty-four Koans --
Sources to the Koans of part three.
Other Titles: Gendai sōji Zen hyōron.
Responsibility: translated, with a commentary by Yoel Hoffmann ; foreword by Zen Master Hirano Sōjō ; introd. by Ben-Ami Scharfstein.

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