Hakuin Ekaku ” The stability “

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Hakuin Ekaku

1685-1768

Zen Rinzai, Ryutaku-ji, Syoin-ji, the re-founder of Rinzai Zen.

 

定 在止至善知止而後定有

Text; The stability, staying in perfect goodness, when you know where it is, you can obtain stability. ( A passage of  the ” daigaku ” means the great learning  )

大學之道,在明明德,在親民,在止於至善。知止而後有定 

The way of great learning consists in manifesting one’s bright virtue, consists in loving the people, consists in stopping in perfect goodness. When you know where to stop, you have stability.

*Certificated by Ph.D. Suzuki Daisetsu 

 

Paper dimension  36.7*52.3

Whole dimension   120.0*55.0

Sumi ink on a paper, fine. Mounting good.

Paulownia box with description by Suzuki Daisetsu.

 

Price 1,800,000

Posthumous name: Shinki-dokumyo Zenji. Pen name: Kokurin, Sarajuka-Rono. Instigator of the Rinzai Zen revival. Dharma transmission from Dokyo Etan(Shoju-Rojin). He became an abbot of Shoin-ji in Hara, Shizuoka at 33 years of age. He refounded Ryutaku-ji in Mishima in his later years. He raised many influential and outstanding disciples, Torei En’ni, Suiou Genro, Gazan Jito, etc.

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