Qinshan Wensui
Jap. Kinzan Bunsui
Mt. Qinshan (Esteemed Mt.)    Words Profound
born:  c. 840
died:  c. 910

place:  China
Chan master:  Dongshan (J. Tozan)
Chan disciples:  2 recorded as masters

Zen: The Solitary Bird, Cuckoo of the Forest,
ch. 11, ch. 12
    oshobob  The Living Workshop                                        
                                                  Zen Masters
Kinzan, Ganto and Seppo were doing zazen
when Tozan came in with the tea. Kinzan shut
his eyes. Tozan asked, "Where are you going?"

Kinzan replied, "I am entering dhyana."

Tozan said, "Dhyana has no gate; how can you
enter into it?"

Now ... great masters, just at tea time, talking of
great things ... Tea time becomes absolutely
sacred. Tozan's point is that
dhyana has no
gate; it is all openness, it is the whole sky inside
– how are you going to enter? From what gate?
It has no gate.

Out of the remaining three, nobody said
anything. It is true; there is no gate inside. And
this is also true, that just by sitting silently,
doing nothing, without any gate, you enter in.
The gate is not a necessity...

Zen: The Solitary Bird, Cuckoo of the Forest,
ch. 11