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- Joy of living, / Living joy...
Zen doctrine is null.
Before I die,
Here is the secret of my teaching -
My staff nods in agreement.
- Japanese Death Poems. Compiled by Yoel Hoffmann. ISBN 978-0-8048-3179-6
Quotes about Seigan Soi
- Zen Master Seigan Soi (1588-1661) was born in Omi province. He was also known as Jisho, Koro, and Bodo, and was the Dharma-heir of Kenkoku Soryo (1556-1621, 159th abbot of Daitokuji).
- Chanoyu, nr. 27-29, 1981. p. 43
- Seigan Sōi was the 170th abbot of Daitokuji in Kyoto. Also known as Jishōshi or Korō, he founded Zen temples throughout Japan and was invited by the shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604–1651) to assume the abbacy of Tōkaiji in Shinagawa, Edo (Tokyo) in 1649, after the death of the eminent monk Takuan Sōhō (1573–1645).
- Seigan Sōi, “Hell” (Jigoku), Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), The Met, accessed 22-06-2018.