Nanquan Puyuan
Jap., Nansen Fugan
Mt. Nanquan (South Spring)     Universal Vow
born:  748
died:  834     86 years

place:  China
Chan master:  Mazu (J., Baso)
Chan disciples:  Zhaozhou (J., Joshu), Toyun
Zihu (J. Shiko), Lugen (J. Rikuko)
Wumenguan (The Gateless Gate), Case 14
(Nanquan Cuts the Cat in Two)

The Book of Serenity, Case 91 (Nanquan's
Peony; The Goose is Out)

Nansen: The Point of Departure (entire book uses
stories of Nanquan)

This. This. A Thousand Times This: The Very
Essence of Zen, ch. 3

Zen: The Quantum Leap From Mind to No-mind,
ch. 10

Zen: The Diamond Thunderbolt, ch. 2

Ma Tzu: The Empty Mirror, ch. 5

Joshu: The Lion's Roar, ch. 1, ch. 2, ch. 3

No Mind: The Flowers of Eternity, ch. 5, ch. 9

Communism and Zen Fire, Zen Wind, ch. 1, ch. 6

A Bird on the Wing, ch. 9

And the Flowers Showered, ch. 11

Returning to the Source: talks on Zen, ch. 3

The First Principle: talks on Zen, ch. 9

The Goose is Out, ch. 1
Surname:  Wang, so Nanquan was also known
Wang Laoshi (Master Wang--J., Master "O").
He was born in Zhengzhou, Henan, China.

aka:  Nan-chuan (old W.G.);
Mt. Nanquan is in present day Anhui Province,
China, 30 miles NE of Anqing on  the Changjiang
(Yangtze) River--see the green asterisk on the
map below:
    oshobob  The Living Workshop                                        
                                              Zen Masters
That's why I have called this series, The Point of
. Ma Tzu has his own methods; he has
brought Bodhidharma's methods to the ultimate
Nansen loved Ma Tzu, but was not ready
to become his successor. If he had remained, he
would have been the successor of Ma Tzu. Just
to avoid the embarrassment  –  because he
would go far beyond in different directions  –  it
was better to leave before the master proposed
that, "You are my successor." Then leaving would
have been impossible...

       Nansen: The Point of Departure, ch. 1
Chinese simplified:  南泉普愿