Kaibaben 快馬鞭 (woodblock edition)

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1800-12
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Tōrei Enji 東嶺圓慈・東嶺円慈・東嶺延慈 (1721–1792)
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Zenke shorin 禪家書林 Ryūshiken 柳枝軒 Ogawa Tazaemon 小川多左衞門刊
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A Swift Horse’s Whip
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Woodblock edition of Tōrei's text, published posthumously by his disciples. It includes letters Tōrei wrote to lay correspondents and followers. This edition begins with two forewords, the first one by his disciple Tairei Shōkan 太靈紹鑑・太霊紹鑑 (1724–1807), and the second one by Shōdō Ryōe 照道了慧 (d. 1820) and Muin Gennyo 霧隠玄如・霧隱玄如 (n.d.). The whole work is made of three fascicles, plus an appendix including twenty-one poems in cursive Hiragana script (Dōka nijūisshu 道歌二十一首).
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There are a few later Japanese editions of this text: • The one included in the Complete Works of Hakuin (Hakuin oshō zenshū 白隱和尚全集 巻7: 247–294. • The one included in Zenmon hōgoshū 禪門法語集 巻2: 301–338. • A modern 1990 edition by Meibo kenshōkai 名墓顕彰会 (includes an additional afterword by Muin Gennyo 霧隠玄如・霧隱玄如). It is based on the edition kept at Ryūtakuji 龍澤寺・龍沢寺 and dated 1801 (Kyōwa gannen 享和元年).
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Kana hōgo 假名法語・仮名法語, work partially in vernacular language, Zen text, Tokugawa period, Rinzai Zen, interreligious contacts
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Free of rights, since the author Tōrei Enji (1721–1792) lived in the eighteenth century and this edition was printed in the early nineteenth century.
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