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Goku Kyonen (1216 - October 8, 1272) was Japanese Zen master and poet.
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- The truth embodied in the Buddhas
Of the future, present, past;
The teaching we received from the
Fathers of our faith
Can all be found at the tip of my stick.
- Japanese Death Poems. Compiled by Yoel Hoffmann. ISBN 978-0-8048-3179-6. Quoted in: Lawrence Winkler. Samurai Road. 2016. p. 264;
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- Togan Ean (1225 - December 29, 1277) was a priest of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism in the mid Kamakura period.... After he first received religious precepts as a priest and learnt Tendai doctrine at Mt. Shosha, he studied the same at Sennyu-ji Temple, too and went to Hakata to visit the Sung dynasty in China in 1257, but he met Goku kyonen and was inspired by him, and he converted to the Rinzai Sect.
- "Togan Ean" at kaggle.io. Accessed 2018-06-23.