HyperDic: koan

English > 1 sense of the word koan:
NOUNcommunicationkoana paradoxical anecdote or a riddle that has no solution
English > koan: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA paradoxical anecdote or a riddle that has no solution; used in Zen ... / Zen Buddhism to show the inadequacy of logical reasoning.
BroaderproblemA question raised for consideration or solution
Spanishaporía, koan
Catalankoan

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