Chan master Yunqi Zhuhong

“For twenty years, there was doubt about this matter,

Three thousand miles of journeying led me to encounter the extraordinary;

Burning incense and throwing spears seem like dreams,

The contention between Buddhas and demons about right and wrong is plainly insignificant.”


Chan master Yunqi Zhuhong (雲棲袾宏; 1535–1615) of the late Ming Dynasty, reverently referred to as master Lianchi (Master Lotus Pond; 蓮池大師)