Master Yunmens Koan

The koan is a dialog between Zen Master Yunmen and his student, by which the master used his statement to provoke the "great doubt" and test his student's progress in Zen practice.

A student asked Master Yunmen, “When this student didn’t raise a thought, is there still a sin or not?” The Master said, “Mount Everest!” Why did he say so?

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Koan and Hwadu in Zen Buddhism

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