What is this called in japanese?

They're japanese I think, basically long riddles that discover your innate thoughts by translating your answers from certain situations. like... You travel up a mountain, what do you say to the mountain before you travel? Once you are travelling you realize it will get dark soon, do you stay and camp, do you go back home, or do you go on through the dark to continue your quest. Next day you find a jewel. What is the jewel's worth?

In this way, the mountain represents your father, and what you say to your father, the camping represents your determination and the jewel's worth is basically your self worth.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Perhaps you mean Koan. They are Chinese and part of Buddhism. They are stories/questions/statements that can only be understood with enlightened thinking.

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