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How about Koan practice in lay life?

Koans cannot be looked upon lightly. The meaning of their use is to experience the same Satori as that of the Buddha, and if that purpose is not clearly followed, the Koans lose their meaning. The awakening of the Buddha can be seen from many different angles, for that we have the different koans (Hosshin, Kikan, Gonsen, Nanto Nange, Kojo, Matsugo no Rokan). Because the koans can support us in bringing our awakening to completion. If you are not willing to go that far on your path, better not to even touch a koan.

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