Wu-men Hui-kai Quotes

Wu-men Hui-kai (1183 – 1260)

Wu-men Hui-kai (1183 – 1260) was a Chinese Chan (equivalent of Japanese Zen) master during China’s Song dynasty. He is most famous for having compiled and commentated the forty-eight-koan collection: The Gateless Barrier. The importance of “Great Doubt” was one of his central teaching devices. In many respects, Wu-men was the classical eccentric Zen master. He wandered from temple to temple for many years, wore old and dirty robes, grew his hair and beard long and worked in the temple fields. At age 64, he founded the Gokoku-ninno temple where he hoped to retire quietly, but seekers often came to him searching for instruction.

One Journey Quotations

Quotations by Wu-men Hui-ka…