noun, plural ko·ans, ko·an.Zen.
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Origin of koan
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A famous koan asks the novitiate to describe her face before she was born.Over Time, Buddhism and Science Agree - Issue 94: Evolving|David P. Barash|December 23, 2020|Nautilus
This is one of the meanings of the famous Zen koan, “If you see the Buddha on the road, kill him.”
This is a Zen koan of American political thought, a perfect yin and yang.
The question of how to combat 9/11 amnesia while moving forward can feel like a Zen koan.