Hui K’o : No me: Dharmas all

Hui K’o, also known as Dazu Huike, (487–593 CE), was the second Patriarch of Chan Buddhism, and the 29th in succession after Gautama Buddha. Little is known about his personal life, although it is said that when his preaching began to attract unusually large crowds, a jealous Buddhist teacher sent someone to assassinate him. The plot failed when Hui K’o converted the would-be killer. Hui K’o emphasised meditation over ceremonies, scriptural study and worship.

No me: Dharmas all

Death, Life, small
Heart of mystery’s
know, and see.

The Truth cries out
where the arrow strikes the target.

Translation J.P. Seaton

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