died: 1052 72 years
maste: Zhimen (J., Chimon)
Chan disciples: Tianyi (J. Tenne), ...
many Osho books that use stories from the Blue
Cliff Record, also have Xuedou's verses in them,
referring to him by his Japanese pronunciation
asked a monk, “Where are you from?”
The monk gave a ‘katsu’ shout.
Bokushu said, “This old monk is shouted down by
The monk shouted again.
Bokushu said, “What about the third and fourth
The monk stayed silent.
Bokushu hit the monk and said,
“You empty-headed fool!”
Setcho put it like this:
“Two shouts, three shouts;
the knowing one knows well;
if going hell-bent,
both are blind.
Who is blind? Fetch him!
Expose him to the world!”
It is sheer stupidity – I am afraid we will have to
meet this fellow Setcho again and again.
Schoolmasters should not enter into the lion’s den,
but this Setcho has entered; now I cannot save
Live Zen, ch. 1
The Living Workshop