Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Myoe (1173—1232), Zen poem

Myoe (1173—1232). A Japanese priest of the Kegon (Hua Yan, Flowery Splendour) school of Buddhism, which together with Zen was one of the main schools of Buddhism at the time.
Myoe had a reputation as a crazy eccentric, and after his death was portrayed as a pious recluse.



Source: Zen Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series)

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