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The Gateless Gate

 

The Gateless Gate or The Gateless Barrier (Chin. Wu-wen kuan; Jap. Mumonkan)

The author is Chinese Ch'an master Wu-men Hui-hai (無門慧開 Mumon Ekai, 1183-1260).

 

English Translation

By late Zen master Katsuki Sekida (Two Zen Classics 26-137)

 

Original Chinese Text

The original Chinese text is taken from the following Japanese web site:

 

                  http://homepage1.nifty.com/poem-club/mumonnkan/mumonkanwoyomu.htm

 

The Chinese and Japanese texts in this web site are taken from the book titled Mumonkan, published in Japan by Iwanami Bunkõ.

 

Chinese Characters

Unfortunately a few Chinese characters were not given in this site. Luckily these characters are less than 1% of the text. Where there was a definition about these ideograms, they are entered them using Chinese system (Big 5). There are also ideograms that appear as mere black boxes, without any explanations. These are replaced with dummy characters (empty square boxes).

 

 

The Gateless Gate 無門關

Wu-wen kuan (Mumonkan)

 

Case 44 Bashõ's Staff           四十四 芭蕉

 

 

芭蕉和尚示衆云、杖子、我興 杖子。

Bashõ Osho said to his disciples, "If you have a staff, I will give you a staff.

杖子、我奪 杖子。

If you have no staff, I will take it from you."

 

Mumon's Comment

無門曰、扶過斷橋水、伴歸無月村。

It helps me wade across a river when the bridge is down. It accompanies me to the village on a moonless night.

若喚作杖、入地獄如箭。

If you call it a staff, you will enter hell like an arrow.

 

Mumon's Verse 頌曰

諸方深與淺               The depths and shallows of the world

都在掌握中               Are all in its grasp.

地         It supports the heaven and sustains the earth.

隨處振宗風               Everywhere, it enhances the doctrine.

 

Next chapter: Case 45 Hõen's "Who Is He?"

 

Energy Enhancement Enlightened Texts Zen Mumonkan: The Gateless Gate

 

 

 

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