What is ‘Keiken Ganai?
Keiken stands for ‘experience, maturity’
Ganai (Ga Nai) means: ‘does not have’
Keiken Ganai means ‘does not have experience or maturity’.
‘Keiken Ganai’ is used to describe people who think they know, but whose actual understanding does not go beyond a shallow and mechanical use of tools, rather than experiencing the deep and spiritual meaning behind it.
In the western Lean-community we hear the (not so flattering) words ‘Tool-heads’ or ‘Toolies’.