Pʾang Yün

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Pʾang Yün or Pʾang-chu-shih (Jap., Hō Un/ Hō Koji; 740–808). A lay Chʾan/Zen Buddhist, regarded in his time as ‘a second Vimalakīrti’. He remains a model of how Zen attainment is possible to laypeople, and not just to monks. His sayings were collected after his death in Pʾang chü-shih yü-lu (Jap., Hō Koji goroku).

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