Wumen Huikai
Jap., Mumon Ekai
born:  1183
died:  1260

place:  China
Chan master:  Yuelin (J. Gasturin)
Chan disciples:
Wumen compiled the collection of Zen anecdotes
and koans, called in Chinese the
Wumenguan (The
Gateless Gate), in Japanese the
Mumonkan. These
stories were some of the first and most well known
that were translated into English in the 20th century.

Dang Dang Doko Dang, ch. 4
      oshobob  The Living Workshop                                           
                                                    Zen Masters
Question to Osho:

Osho, I have fallen in love with Chuang Tzu, with
Joshu, with
Mumon, with Bodhidharma. How can I
not follow them? I feel already they have
transformed me. How can I not be thankful?

Osho's response:

Zen is a way which makes you the follower and the
master. The Master is there just to indicate: subtle
indications, very indirect. And if you are looking for
rigid rules you are looking in a wrong direction.

And remember, you say that you have fallen in
love with them, how can you not follow them? Love
does not force anybody to follow: love wants to
make you free, love wants to give you freedom. In
fact, the person who is forcing you to follow him
may be on an ego trip himself, may be trying to
dominate you, may be trying to destroy you, may
be trying to cripple you. No, people who have
known don't destroy you. They help you to be
yourself, they don't force you to follow them. They
only want you to understand them. That's enough.
Understanding is more than enough. Nothing else
is needed...

               Dang, Dang, Doko, Dang, ch. 4