Hongzhou Shuilao
born:  c. 740
died:  c. 810

place:  China
Chan master:  Mazu (J. Baso)
Chan disciples:  none recorded as masters
stories:

Osho
The Great Zen Master Ta Hui,  ch. 31
aka:  Shui Lao (old W.G.)
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Master Shui Lao asked Ma Tsu, "What is the
true meaning of the coming from the West?"

Ma Tsu then knocked him down with a kick to
the chest: Shui Lao was greatly enlightened. He
got up, clapping his hands and laughing loudly,
and said, "How extraordinary! How wonderful!
Instantly, on the tip of a hair, I have understood
the root source of myriad states of
concentration, and countless subtle meanings."
Then he bowed and withdrew.

Afterwards he would tell the assembly, "From the
time I took Ma Tsu's kick, up until now, I haven't
stopped laughing."


                                   story from the book:
                                              --Osho
              The Great Zen Master Ta Hui, ch. 31