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"Even though I am past seventy now my vitality is ten times as great as it was when I was thirty or forty. My mind and my body are strong and I have never the feeling that I absolutely must lie to rest."
in: Letter to Lord Nabeshima, Governor of the Settu province, June 20, 1748
"For effective meditation nothing is better than practice when one is ill"
in: Letter to a sick Monk living far away
"At fifteen I left home to become a monk and at that time I vowed to myself: 'even if I should die I wi ...more
Hakuin Ekaku (白隠 慧鶴), also known as Hakuin Zenji, was one of the most influential figures in Japanese Zen Buddhism. He is regarded as the reviver of the Rinzai school from a moribund period of stagnation, refocusing it on its traditionally rigorous training methods integrating meditation and koan practice.More about Hakuin Ekaku