Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia / Yoka Genkaku
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Poems by Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia / Yoka Genkaku
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Hsuan Chueh lived in the Yung Chia region of south-eastern China, later known as Wenzhou Prefecture.

While still a youth, Hsuan Chueh left his home and began to practice meditation and study Buddhist texts. It is said that he received enlightenment upon reading the Vimalakirti Nirdesha Sutra.

Hsuan Chueh is perhaps best known for composing the Cheng Tao Ko, a collection of Zen teaching poems. This work has been popularized in the West through the influence of Japanese Zen schools, where it is known as The Shodoka and he is referred to as Yoka Genkaku.

Poems by Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia / Yoka Genkaku


Recommended Books: Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia / Yoka Genkaku

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Related Links

Sacred Texts: Shodoka
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/zen/shodoka.txt

The Aitken translation of the Shodoka, with notes about the Yongjia Xuanjue.

Song of Enlightenment
http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/Buddhism/VenHua/Song%20of%20Enlightenment.htm

The text of Hsuan Chueh's "Song of Enlightenment" with commentary by Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua
Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia / Yoka Genkaku