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Jōshū

From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia
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Jōshū ; (Ch. Chao-chou) ; One of the earliest and greatest Chinese Zen masters (778–897). Famous for his answer ‘Mu’ (q.v.) to the question, ‘Has a dog Buddha-nature?’ His methods were extremely ‘direct’, and his Goroku (sayings) pungent and penetrating.


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