Hongzhi Zhengjue

Hongzhi Zhengjue
1091 - 1157

Hongzhi Zhengjue  Chinese Writer

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Birthday 30th November, 1090
Birthplace Xizhoue, China
Died 1157
Nationality Chinese
Occupation Writer

Hongzhi Zhengjue (Chinese: 宏智正覺; pinyin: Hóngzhì Zhēngjué; Wade–Giles: Hung-chih Cheng-chueh, Japanese: Wanshi Shōgaku), also sometimes called Tiantong Zhengjue (Chinese: 天童正覺; pinyin: Tiāntóng Zhēngjué; Japanese: Tendō Shōgaku) (1091–1157), was an important Chinese Chan Buddhist monk who authored or compiled several influential texts. Hongzhi's conception of silent illumination is of particular importance to the Chinese Caodong Chan and Japanese Sōtō Zen schools. Hongzhi was also the author of the Book of Equanimity, an important collection of kōans

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