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Yüan-wu K'o-ch'in

(1063—1135)


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(1063–1135).

A Chinese Ch'an monk known mainly as the editor of the Blue Cliff Records (Chin., Pi-yen lu; Jap., Hekigan-roku), a collection of kōans first compiled by Hsüeh-tou Ch'ung-hsien (980–1052). Hsüeh-tou had compiled the 100 cases comprising the work and added his own verse to them, while Yüan-wu added an introduction and commentaries to the case and Hsüeh-tou's verse to each case.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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