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Bird Nest Roshi
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Bird Nest Roshi: Hermit named Ch’ao Fu, which literally means “Nest,” who built a nest in a tree, just like a bird, and lived there. The tree hung over a cliff so that if the roshi failed to be mindful he would fall to his death. He did this to develop his skills in meditation and concentration.