"I'm not sure if there is a question or a point to be made regarding the history of koans in this thread.Yes, koans are a form of dialogue.They can be linked to the first conversation between humans from the broadest point of view.They have…"
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"I think I posted on this a few months back, but koan was a word derived from the Chinese words meaning "case records" -- i.e. the records of a court case. The Chan monks would ask the puzzle questions of their students, and make a record…"
"yes, Brian, about zen coming to Japan. but noting that the tradition of argument (combat? dialog?) via condensed, poetic speech was well established there already, to an even greater degree than in China. Or anywhere else, ever."
"Zen of course in China started with Bodhidharma."Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century CE. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Ch'an to China, and regarded as its first Chinese…"
""Zen was not introduced as a separate school in Japan until the 12th century during the Kamakura period (1185–1333), when Nōnin established the Daruma-school."_ wikipedia Was that your question Patrick ?"