Definition of Koan

1. Noun. A paradoxical anecdote or a riddle that has no solution; used in Zen Buddhism to show the inadequacy of logical reasoning.

Generic synonyms: Problem



Definition of Koan

1. Noun. (context: 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. ¹

2. Noun. A riddle with no solution, used to provoke reflection on the inadequacy of logical reasoning, and to lead to enlightenment. ¹

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Definition of Koan

1. a paradox meditated on by Buddhist monks [n -S]

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