Fugai Ekun (風外慧薫)
born:  1568
died:  1654

place:  Japan
Zen master: 
Zen disciples:

Nirvana: The Last Nightmare, ch. 9

Dang Dang Doko Dang, ch. 1
          oshobob  The Living Workshop                                             
                                                     Zen Masters
There are two Fugai's, this one and Fugai Honko (1779-1847). 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.
The master Fugai was considered very wise and
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