Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Yangshan Huiji [W-G: Yang-shan Hui-chi / J: Kyozan Ejaku]

                Yangshan Huiji studied with Guishan Lingyou. After many years of working together, Guishan came upon Yangshan seated in meditation beneath a tree.  The master prodded the student’s back with his staff.  Yangshan turned to him, and Guishan asked, “Do you have anything to say?”
                “Not a word,” Yangshan said.  “Nor would I borrow one from anyone else.”

[Yangshan Huiji – Zen Masters of China: 196, 207-10, 212]

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