Youzhou Tankong
Jap., Yushu Tanku
born:  c. 840
died:  c. 910

place:  China
Chan master:  Linji (J., Rinzai)
Chan disciples:  none recorded as masters

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ch. 1
     oshobob  The Living Workshop                                           
                                                  Zen Masters
At another time, Hoju, a disciple of Rinzai, said to
Tanku, a fellow disciple, "When a man comes to
you who has not put away the Second and Third
Roots, how do you receive him?"

Tanku responded, "You have, in bringing up this
question, already made a mistake."

Hoju replied, "You also have not avoided error."

Tanku continued, "Be my friend!"

Hoju added, his hand by his side, "You old

This is a greeting in Zen. "You have robbed my

Yakusan: Straight to the Point of
Enlightenment,ch. 1