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Can you answer this ancient koan?

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What is a koan?

A koan is a paradoxical word, phrase, or story used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the limits of logical thought and to bring about illumination.

One of the earliest and most well-known koans within the Zen tradition is mu-koan. The word mu basically means “not”. It was used in…




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Timothy James Lambert

Timothy James Lambert

Author of The Gnostic Notebook series, stand-up comedian, and Gnostic. Known as the Judas Iscariot of Gnosticism for revealing that which is not to be revealed.

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