. . . get this book and card set! The book is attractive, short, very clear and -- most importantly -- approachable. It includes a short history on Zen, a summary of its concepts, and possible interpretations and things to think about for each koan. The koan cards will help you expand your mind, and use it in ways other than cognitively.
And no peeking in the book until you've given each koan time to simmer in your mind :-)
Very highly recommended whether or not you're new to Zen.
this book and cards are very helpful and inlighting for the new buddist.they give many words of wisdom that are easy for the reader to understand.I feel this book and cards helps one to understand and guide the reader to a more inlightened life.it really helped me with every day problems and gave me a chance to look at things in another light.good for every day reading.