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Hakuin Ekaku ( ) was one of the most influential figures in Japanese Zen Buddhism. He is regarded as the reviver of the Rinzai school from a moribund period of stagnation, refocusing it on its traditionally rigorous training methods integrating meditation and koan practice.



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Hakuin Ekaku

Hakuin Ekaku. (白隱慧鶴) (1685–1768). Japanese ZEN master renowned for revitalizing the RINZAISHŪ. Hakuin was a native of Hara in Shizuoka Prefecture. In 1699, Hakuin was ordained and received the name Ekaku (Wise Crane) from the monk Tanrei Soden (d. 1701) at the nearby temple of Shōinji. Shortly thereafter, Hakuin was sent by Tanrei to the temple of Daishōji in Numazu to serve the abbot Sokudō Fueki (d. 1712). Hakuin is then said to have lost faith in his Buddhist training and devoted much of his time instead to art. In 1704, Hakuin visited the monk Baō Sōchiku (1629–1711) at the temple Zuiunji in Mino province. While studying under Baō, Hakuin is said to have read the CHANGUAN CEJIN by YUNQI ZHUHONG, which inspired him to further meditative training. In 1708, Hakuin is said to have had his first awakening experience upon hearing the ringing of a distant bell. That same year, Hakuin met Dōju Sōkaku (1679–1730), who urged him to visit the Zen master Dōkyō Etan (1642–1721), or Shōju Rōnin, at the hermitage of Shōjuan in Iiyama. During one of his begging rounds, Hakuin is said to have had another important awakening after an old woman struck him with a broom. Shortly after his departure from Shōjuan, Hakuin suffered from an illness, which he cured with the help of a legendary hermit named Hakuyū. Hakuin’s famous story of his encounter with Hakuyū was recounted in his YASENKANNA, Orategama, and Itsumadegusa. In 1716, Hakuin returned to Shōinji and devoted much of his time to restoring the monastery, teaching students, and lecturing. Hakuin delivered famous lectures on such texts as the VIMALAKĪRTINIRDEŚA, SADDHARMAPUṆḌARĪKASŪTRA, VAJRACCHEDIKĀPRAJÑĀPĀRAMITĀSŪTRA, BIYAN LU, BAOJING SANMEI, DAHUI PUJUE CHANSHI SHU, and YUANREN LUN, and the recorded sayings (YULU) of LINJI YIXUAN, WUZU FAYAN, and XUTANG ZHIYU. He also composed a number of important texts during this period, such as the Kanzan shi sendai kimon, Kaian kokugo, and SOKKŌROKU KAIEN FUSETSU. Prior to his death, Hakuin established the monastery of Ryūtakuji in Mishima (present-day Shizuoka prefecture). Hakuin was a strong advocate of “questioning meditation” (J. kanna Zen; C. KANHUA CHAN), which focused on the role of doubt in contemplating the kōan (GONG’AN). Hakuin proposed that the sense of doubt was the catalyst for an initial SATORI (awakening; C. WU), which had then to be enhanced through further kōan study in order to mature the experience. The contemporary Rinzai training system involving systematic study of many different kōans is attributed to Hakuin, as is the famous kōan, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” (see SEKISHU KŌAN). Hakuin was a prolific writer who left many other works as well, including the Dokugo shingyō, Oniazami, Yabukōji, Hebiichigo, Keisō dokuzui, Yaemugura, and Zazen wasan. Hakuin also produced many prominent disciples, including TŌREI ENJI, Suiō Genro (1716–1789), and GASAN JITŌ. The contemporary Japanese Rinzai school of Zen traces its lineage and teachings back to Hakuin and his disciples.



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1:If you forget yourself, you become the universe. ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
2:Should you desire the great tranquility prepare to sweat white beads. ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
3:Contemplation within activity is a million times better than contemplation within stillness. ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
4:At the bottom of great doubt lies great awakening. If you doubt fully, you will awaken fully.
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5:I encourage all you superior seekers in the secret depths to devote yourselves to penetrating and clarifying the self, as earnestly as you would put out a fire on the top of your head.
   ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
6:It's like chopping down a huge tree of immense girth. You won't accomplish it with one swing of your axe. If you keep chopping away at it, though, and do not let up, eventually, whether it wants to or not, it will suddenly topple down. When that time comes, you could round up everyone you could find and pay them to hold the tree up, but they wouldn't be able to do it. It would still come crashing to the ground. . . . But if the woodcutter stopped after one or two strokes of his axe to ask the third son of Mr. Chang, Why doesn't this tree fall? And after three or four more strokes stopped again to ask the fourth son of Mr. Li, Why doesn't this tree fall? he would never succeed in felling the tree. It is no different for someone who is practicing the Way.
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1:If only you could hear ~ Hakuin Ekaku
2:What is the sound of one hand? ~ Hakuin Ekaku
3:Nirvana is right here, before our eyes. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
4:From the very beginning all beings are Buddha. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
5:In singing and dancing is the voice of the Law. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
6:If you forget yourself, you become the universe. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
7:If you forget yourself, you become the universe. ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
8:How bright and transparent the moonlight of wisdom. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
9:Not knowing how near the truth is, we seek it far away. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
10:Should you desire the great tranquility prepare to sweat white beads. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
11:Should you desire the great tranquility prepare to sweat white beads. ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
12:Meditation in action is endlessly more important than meditation in stillness. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
13:From the sea of effortlessness, let your great uncaused compassion shine forth. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
14:You know the sound of two hands clapping; tell me, what is the sound of one hand? ~ Hakuin Ekaku
15:Contemplation within activity is a million times better than contemplation within stillness. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
16:Meditation in the midst of activity is a thousand times superior to meditation in stillness. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
17:At the bottom of great doubt lies great awakening. If you doubt fully, you will awaken fully. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
18:Contemplation within activity is a million times better than contemplation within stillness. ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
19:At the bottom of great doubt lies great awakening. If you doubt fully, you will awaken fully.
   ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
20:The spirit of meditation is the combating of self-willed thinking-it is a combat against the weight of one's feelings. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
21:All beings are by nature are Buddhas, as ice by nature is water. Apart from water there is no ice; apart from beings, no Buddhas. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
22:Underlying great doubt there is great satori, where there is thorough questioning there will be thoroughgoing experience of awakening. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
23:At this moment, is there anything lacking? Nirvana is right here now before our eyes. This place is the lotus land. This body now is the Buddha. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
24:I encourage all you superior seekers in the secret depths to devote yourselves to penetrating and clarifying the self, as earnestly as you would put out a fire on the top of your head. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
25:I encourage all you superior seekers in the secret depths to devote yourselves to penetrating and clarifying the self, as earnestly as you would put out a fire on the top of your head.
   ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
26:Once a person is able to achieve true singlemindedness in his practice and smash apart the old nest... into which he has settled... Wisdom immediately appears... and the all-discerning Fivefold Eye opens wide. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
27:What is this true meditation? It is to make everything: coughing, swallowing, waving the arms, motion, stillness, words, action, the evil and the good, prosperity and shame, gain and loss, right and wrong, into one single koan. ~ Hakuin Ekaku
28:A bird gives a cry–the mountains quiet all the more.’ 49 (This is also perhaps the real meaning behind Hakuin Ekaku’s famous eighteenth-century-BCE koan ‘What is the Sound of the Single Hand?’: it is an invitation to attend to the silence, the emptiness. ~ Julian Baggini
29:It's like chopping down a huge tree of immense girth. You won't accomplish it with one swing of your axe. If you keep chopping away at it, though, and do not let up, eventually, whether it wants to or not, it will suddenly topple down. When that time comes, you could round up everyone you could find and pay them to hold the tree up, but they wouldn't be able to do it. It would still come crashing to the ground. . . . But if the woodcutter stopped after one or two strokes of his axe to ask the third son of Mr. Chang, Why doesn't this tree fall? And after three or four more strokes stopped again to ask the fourth son of Mr. Li, Why doesn't this tree fall? he would never succeed in felling the tree. It is no different for someone who is practicing the Way.
   ~ Hakuin Ekaku,

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