Blue Cliff Records-86, Ummon's Store-Room And Temple Gate - Commentary

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Unmon Bunen (?-949) was a disciple of Seppo and founder of the Unmon School, one of five schools of Chinese Zen Buddhism (Rinzai, Igyo, Unmon, Hogen, and Soto). During the political confusion at the end of the T'ang Dynasty all the major schools of Chinese Buddhism (Tendai, Hosso, Ritsu, and Shingon) were in decline, except Zen, which was strengthened by the persecutions and the difficulty in traveling to escape persecution and to visit various Zen Masters. The hard practice of Seppo and Unmon during ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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