Sozan Genkyo ” Linji plants a pine tree “
Zen Rinzai. The 535th chief abbot of the Myoshin-ji. Kensyo-ji in Kumamoto. The zen master of the Enpuku-ji monastery in Kyoto. The founder of the Tokugen-ji monastery at Naggoya.
First, add beauty to the monastery with this ever-green.
Second, As a guide for future generations.
Third, How do you think?
You have already received 30 strikes. Sozan Old man.
One day, Lin-chi was planting a pine tree in the monastery garden, and his master, Huang-po, happened along. “We have good shrubbery around the monastery, why do you add this tree?” he asked. “There are two reasons,” Lin-chi answered, “first, to beautify the monastery with this evergreen and, second, to make a signpost for monks of the next generation.” Lin-chi then tamped the ground three times with his hoe to make the tree more secure.“Your self-assertion does not agree with me,” said Huang-po. Lin-chi ignored his teacher, murmuring, “All done,” and tamped the ground three times as before.“In your generation, our Dharma will prosper greatly.” Huang-po said.
Paper Dimension 122*51.8
Whole Dimension 205*65
Sumi ink on paper is a little bit rough. Normal-style silk mounting is fine.