Shen-hui

A taste of Zen: Heze Shenhui

Shenhui thus founded what became known as the Heze (in Japanese, Kataku) school of Zen. The branch largely died out during the early ninth century and is not remembered as a major school. Nevertheless, the doctrine of sudden enlightenment remained a central characteristic that defined the teaching styles and cultural flavour of later Chinese Zen…

Son master Chinul

Sentient beings deceive themselves through their own actions. They themselves per­ceive that “this is an ordinary man,” “this is a saint,” “this is oneself,” “this is someone else,”…