The problem of communicating Zen understanding: A microanalysis of teacher-student interviews in a North American Zen monastery

Human Studies 14 (4):287-309 (1991)
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Sometimes the dialogue which you read inkoans or the dialogue that takes place in the interview room doesn't make sense, it's not intended to make sense because it's not a rational, linear sequential thing, thisBodhidharma, whatever you think it is it's not. It's not an idea, it's not a concept, it's alive and it's working. How to see that, how to express that is what the dynamics of interview, ofDharma talk are about.



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