| oshobob The Living Workshop
are two Fugai's, this one and Fugai Honko
Oshobob admits not knowing which Fugai these stories refer to but
then seems to have guessed wrong with Fugai Honko (see
his page), so this page has been created.
Fugai Ekun lived at the same time as Tetsugyu, who is also mentioned in this very Dang Dang Doko Dang story, excerpted more fully in Tetsugyu's page. This and the description of his hermit lifestyle there fits with that of the historical Fugai Ekun given at Terebess.
Fugai Ekun was an accomplished artist as well as a long-time cave hermit. Lots of his works collected at the Terebess page.
master Fugai was considered very wise
generous, yet he was most severe, both with
himself and his disciples...
Zen is severe. It is a very arduous path. It is not a
game to play with, it is playing with fire. You will
never be the same again once you enter into the
world of Zen. You will be totally transformed, so
much so that you will not be able to recognize
Dang Dang Doko Dang, ch. 1