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Congratulation for your site which I regularly visit.

My question is certainly meaningless: What to make with the koans in Zen soto, if not to wish to transcend them?

Can you help me to make the distinction between the practice of the Japanese schools rinzai and soto about koans please master KOSEN!

Answer from Master Kosen

There are no differences between Soto and Rinzai, there are good Masters and bad Masters. The koan is to remain alive and authentic, never systematic.

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