Hakuin

 

 Hakuin

 

 

I am eagerly awaiting the appearance of some dimwit of a monk (or barring that, half such a monk) richly endowed with a natural stock of spiritual power and kindled within by a raging religious fire, who will fling himself unhesitatingly into the midst of this poison and instantly die the Great Death.

Rising from that Death, he will arm himself with a calabash of gigantic size and roam the great earth seeking true and genuine monks. Wherever he encounters one, he will spit in his fists, flex his muscles, fill his calabash with deadly poison and fling a dipperful of it over him, drenching him head to foot, so that he too is forced to surrender his life. Ah! what a magnificent sight to behold!

- Hakuin, the decrepit one-eyed bozo, spewing out his filth from "The Importance of Kensho"

 

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Hakuin's writings on the web:

The Importance of Kensho

A Talk on the Platform Sutra of Hui-neng  

Tunnelling into the Secret Depths

Dokugo Shingyo: Acid Comments on the Heart Sutra

Keiso Dokuzui

False Teachers and False Zen

Shoju Rojin: Hakuin's teacher

A Letter in Answer to an Old Nun Of the Hokke [Nichiren] Sect

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A Short Biography of Hakuin

 


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