Daowu Yuanzhi
Jap., Dogo Enchi
Dao Realize    Circle Knowing
born:  769
died:  835

place:  China
Chan masters: Yaoshan (J. Yakusan), Baizhang
(J., Hyakujo)
Chan fellow student:  Yunyan (J. Ungan)--his
Chan disciples:  Shishuang (J., Sekiso),...
There are many stories in Chan literature of
Daowu (J. Dogo) and his brother Yunyan (J.
Ungan).  Daowu is the elder by 15 years.

Zen: The Quantum Leap from Mind to
No-mind, ch. 12

Isan: No Footprints in the Blue Sky, ch. 3

Yakusan: Straight to the Point of
Enlightenment, ch. 4, ch. 5

Christianity the Deadliest Poison, and Zen
the Antidote to all Poisons, ch. 1, ch. 3, ch. 7

Communism and Zen Fire, Zen Wind, ch. 2,
ch. 4, ch. 5, ch. 6

And the Flowers Showered, ch. 5
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One day, Ungan was ill and Dogo asked him a
question: "When you are separated from your
bag-of-bones, where can I meet you again?"
Ungan replied, "Where there is no birth, no
Dogo said, "Don't say that! Say, `Where there is
not any no-birth and no-dying, and we don't
desire to meet each other again.' "

Now this is something to be understood. We
ordinarily understand two things: the positive and
the negative. Mind moves between the positive
and the negative, for and against. Mind has no
approach, no way to go beyond this polarity, this
duality, this dialectic. And the whole experience of
the buddhas emphasizes only this one thing,
which is beyond duality and dialectics, beyond
yes and beyond no. If you understand this
transcendental experience, then this statement of
Dogo will be immediately understood.

Zen: The Quantum Leap From Mind to No-mind,
ch. 12
[The Sekiso referred to above is different from the Sekiso Soen who was part of the Rinzai lineage leading to Japan. A note on his page makes this clear.]