Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The Famous Ten OX-HERDING Pictures

Jaysquare  The Ten Ox-herding Pictures with Ming Qi´s Comments
In the 18th (Buddhist) century (12th by western calendars), a Chinese Ch'an (Zen) master (Japanese: Kukuan) painted ten pictures illustrating the search for an ox, an allegory for the search of our true nature. These pictures and the comments on them, in prose and rhyme, have been repeatedly redone through the centuries; and, with "koans" ***hyperlink (see preceding section) widely employed, particularly by the Lin-chi (Rinzai) school (my own lineage).

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