Senzaki Nyogen

was a Zen Rinzai monk; one of the leading advocates of Zen Buddhism in the 20th century in the United States.
Ten Bulls
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Ten Bulls

Here is an old tale that is part of the Zen tradition. The man heading out to search for the bull is traditionally interpreted as embarking on a quest to look for one’s true nature. But there is nothing wrong with understanding the symbolism of the bull in a different way.
Kuòān Shīyuăn