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Celebrating the Legacy of Yinyuan Longqi (Ingen Ryuki) and the Art of Ōbaku

Celebrating the Legacy of Yinyuan Longqi (Ingen Ryuki) and the Art of Ōbaku

Carrying the faith alone is unthinkable, After receiving enlightenment one sees clearly, Not establishing a word

Carrying the faith alone is unthinkable (Tan teikyo gaishi), right
After receiving enlightenment one sees clearly (Cho monkai seigan), middle
Not establishing a word (Furyu ichi moji)
, left, 17th century
Muan Xingtao 木菴性瑫 (Jp. Mokuan Shōtō, 1611-1684)
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
Hanging scrolls, ink on paper
Each scroll: 128.9 x 49.2 cm
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, The George and Mary Rockwell Collection, 2000.032.001-003

Carrying the faith alone is unthinkable (Tan teikyo gaishi), right
After receiving enlightenment one sees clearly (Cho monkai seigan), middle
Not establishing a word (Furyu ichi moji)

— trans. Johnson Museum of Art online collection

See a portrait of Muan Xingtao (Jp. Mokuan Shōtō)

See calligraphy by Muan Xingtao (Jp. Mokuan Shōtō)

 

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