Longya Judun
Jap., Ryuge Kodon
born:  835
died:  923   88 years

place:  China
Chan master:  Dongshan (J. Tozan)
Chan disciples:  1 recorded as master
stories:

Osho
Zen: The Quantum Leap From Mind to No-Mind,
ch. 4

Zen: The Solitary Bird, Cuckoo of the Forest, ch.
15
           oshobob  The Living Workshop                                        
                                                        Zen Masters
Ryuge was asked by a monk, "What is the
meaning of Bodhidharma coming from the West?"

Ryuge said, "Wait till the stone turtle speaks
words of explanation and I will tell you."

The monk said, "The stone turtle has spoken!"

Ryuge said, "What did it say to you?"

The monk was silent.


This is one of the most important questions
asked in the Zen tradition. Obviously,
Bodhidharma is the most important master, who
introduced Zen from India into China. The
question: "What is the meaning of Bodhidharma
coming from the West?"...you will have to
understand that the West does not mean what
you know as the West. From China, the place
Bodhidharma landed, India is West. The
concepts of east and west are very relative. What
is east from one point is west from another point:
in itself, it is neither east nor west...

                                               --Osho
Zen: The Quantum Leap From Mind to No-Mind,
ch. 4