Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1768)
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Hakuin Ekaku - Vimalakirti
The poem in the artwork says:
When Prince Monju spoke with Vimalakirti on behalf of the multitude,
Everyone listened carefully about the Gate of Nonduality.
At the time that the beautiful Prince of Dharma
For the multitudes asked Vimalakirti to investigate words,
We each followed his explanation completely -
What can equal this unique entrance to the Dharma ?
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PP.S. Dear copyright owner of the picture, please contact me, if you don't want to see your picture above in this context! Your picture will of course be instantly removed! Thank you. S.K.G. The picture is taken from the dustcloth of the book: Heinrich Doumoulin, Die Geschichte des Zen-Buddhismus Band 2: Japan. Francke 1986. The Painting is taken from the beautiful volume: The Sound of one Hand. Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin. Audrey Yoshiko Seo u. Stephen Adiss. Shambala Boston u. London 2010.