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Rinzai

(ˈrɪnzaɪ)
n
(Buddhism) a Zen Buddhist school of Japan, characterized by the use of koans to lead to moments of insight and enlightenment
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Thus the Chinese founder of the Rinzai school extended mu to Buddhism itself, famously suggesting that if a practitioner were to meet the Buddha on the road, he or she should kill him.
After his death - 600 years ago - the site was converted into a Zen Buddhist temple of the Rinzai School.
There is, moreover, considerable thoughtfulness and religious feeling in the recent poetry, as in the opening stanza of the sequence "After Ikkyu" (named after the fifteenth-century Zen master of the Rinzai school in Japan): "Our minds buzz like bees / but not the bees' minds.
One letter wrestles with the Trinity as a Rinzai school koan; another compares zazen to negative Christian theology.