Terebess Gábor Dharma-származásrendje
Gabor Terebess’s Zen Lineage Chart

 

PDF: Lineage Chart of the Zen Ancestors in China

The Two Main Lineages of Modern Sōtō

 

The Bloodline of the Buddha’s and Ancestors’ Transmission
of the Great Bodhisattva Precepts

Terebess Gábor Dharma-származásrendje
Gabor Terebess’s Zen Lineage Chart

It is worth mentioning that the line gets splitted apart at Dajian Huineng and join back up at Eihei Dōgen as the left-hand side is the Rinzai (Linji) line, and the right-hand side is the Sōtō (Caodong) line, reflecting Dōgen's early teacher Myōzen, as well as Rujing.

 

1. Shakamunibutsu (Shākyamuni Buddha, Shijiamouni Fo 釋迦牟尼佛))



The Indian Patriarchs:

 

2. Makakashō (Mahākāshyapa 摩訶迦葉)

 

3. Ananda (Ānanda 阿難陀)

 

4. Shōnawashu (Shanakavāsa/Shānavāsin 商那和修)

 

5. Ubakikuta (Upagupta 優婆掬多)

 

6. Daitaka (Dhrtaka/Dhītika 提多迦)

 

7. Mishaka (Micchaka/Mishaka 彌遮迦)

 

8. Bashumitsu (Vasumitra 婆須密)

 

9. Butsudanandai (Buddhanandi 浮陀難提, 佛陀難提)

 

10. Fudamitta (Buddhamitra 浮陀密多, 佛陀密多)

 

11. Barishiba (Pārshva 婆栗濕婆, 脅尊者)

 

12. Funayasha (Puyayashas 富那夜奢)

 

13. Anabotei (Ānabodhi/Ashvaghoa 阿那菩提, 馬鳴)

 

14. Kabimora (Kapimala 迦毘摩羅)

 

15. Nagyaharajuna (Nāgārjuna 龍樹, 那伽閼樹那)

 

16. Kanadaiba (adeva 迦那提婆 (提婆), 聖天)

 

17. Ragorata (Rāhulata/Rāhulabhadra 羅睺羅多)

 

18. Sōgyanandai (Saghanandi 僧伽難提)

 

19. Kayashata (Gayashāta 僧伽舍多)

 

20. Kumorata (Kumārata/Kumāralāta 鳩摩羅多)

 

21. Shayata (Jayata/Shayata 闍夜多)

 

22. Bashubanzu (Vasubandhu 世親, 天親, 婆修盤頭)

 

23. Manura (Manorata/Manorhita/Manothata 摩拏羅)

 

24. Kakurokuna (Haklenayashas 鶴勒那)

 

25. Shishibodai (Aryasimha/Simha Bhikshu/Sihabodhi 師子菩提)

 

26. Bashashita (Basiasita/Vasi Astia 婆舍斯多)

 

27. Funyomitta (Puyamitra 不如密多)

 

28. Hanyattara (Prajñādhāra/Prajñātāra 般若多羅)

 

 

The Chinese Patriarchs:

 

29. Bodaidaruma
 (
Bodhidharma, Putidamo 菩提 達磨 ?-532/5)


30. Taiso Eka
(
Dazu Huike 大祖 487-593)

 

31. Kanchi Sōsan
(
Jianzhi Sengcan ?-606)

 

32. Daii Dōshin
(
Dayi Daoxin 580-651)

33. Daiman Kōnin
(
Daman Hongren 滿 弘忍 601-674)

 

34. Daikan Enō
 (
Dajian Huineng 大鑑 慧能 638-713)

 

 

35. Nangaku Ejō
(
Nanyue Huairang 南嶽 懷讓 677-744)

35. Seigen Gyōshi
(
Qingyua Xingsi 青原 行思 660-740)

36. Baso Dōitsu
(
Mazu Daoyi 馬祖 道一709-788)

36. Sekitō Kisen
(
Shitou Xiqian 希遷 石頭 700-790)

37. Hyakujō Ekai
(
Baizhang Huaihai 百丈 懷海 720-814)

37. Yakusan Igen
(
Yaoshan Weiyan 藥山 惟儼 751-834)

38. Ōbaku Kiun
(
Huangbo Xiyun 黃蘗 希運 ?-850?)

38. Ungan Donjō
(
Yunyan Tansheng 雲巌 曇晟 780-841)

 

The Linji (Rinzai) Patriarchs:

 

The Caodong (Sōtō) Patriarchs:

39. Rinzai Gigen
(Linji Yixuan
臨濟 義玄 ?-866)

39. Tōzan Ryōkai
(
Dongshan Liangjie 洞山 良价 807-869)

40. Kōke Zonshō
(Xinghua Cunjiang
興化 存獎 830-888)

40. Ungo Dōyō
(
Yunju Daoying 雲居 830-902)

41. Nan'in Egyō
(Nanyuan Huiyong
南院 慧顒 860-930)

41. Dōan Dōhi
(
Tongan Daopi 同安 道丕 n.d.)

42. Fūketsu Enshō
(Fengxue Yanzhao
風穴 延沼 896-973)

42. Dōan Kanshi
(
Tongan Guanzhi 同安 觀志 n.d.)

43. Shuzan Shōnen
(Shoushan Xingnian
首山 省念 926-993)

43. Ryōzan Enkan
(
Liangshan Yuanguan 梁山 緣觀 n.d.)

44. Funyō Zenshō
(Fenyang Shanzhao
汾陽 善昭 947-1024)

44. Taiyō Kyōgen
(
Dayang Jingxuan 大陽 警玄 942-1027)

45. Sekisō Soen
(Shishuang
Chuyuan 石霜 楚圓 986-1039)

45. Tōshi Gisei
(
Touzi Yiqing 投子 義青 1032-1083)

46. Ōryō Enan
(Huanglong Huinan
(黃龍 慧南 1002-1069)

46. Fuyō Dōkai
(
Furong Daokai 芙蓉 道楷 1043-1118)

47. Kaidō Soshin
(Huitang Zuxin
晦堂 祖心 1025-1100)

47. Tanka Shijun
(
Danxia Zichun 丹霞 子淳 1064-1117)

48. Reigen Isei
(Lingyuan Weiqing 靈源 惟清 ?-1117)

48. Chōro [Shinketsu] Seiryō
(Changlu [Zhenxie] Qingliao 長蘆 [真歇] 清了 1088-1151)

49. Chōryo Shutaku
(Zhangling Shouzhuo 長靈 守卓 c. 1060-1130)

49. Tendō Sōkaku
(
Tiantong Zhongjue 天童 宗珏 1091-1162)

50. Muji Kaijin
(Wushi Jiechen 無示 介諶 c. 1080-1150)

50. Setchō Chikan
(
Xuedou Zhijian 雪竇 智鑑 1105-1192)

51. Shinmon Dotan
(Xinwen Tanbi 心闻  曇貪
or Wannian Tanben
萬年 曇賁 c. 1100-1170)

51. Tendō Nyojō
(
Tiantong Rujing 天童 如淨 1162-1227)

52. Setsuan Jūkin
(Xuean Congjin 雪庵 從瑾 c. 1115-1185)

53. Koan Eshō
(Xuan Huaichang
虛庵 懷敞 c. 1125-1195)

 

The Japanese Patriarchs:

 

54. Myōan Eisai
(
明菴 栄西 1141-1215)


55.
Ryōnen Myōzen
(
了然 明全 1184–1225)

 

52/56. [Eihei] Dōgen Kigen
(
[永平] 希玄 道元 1200-1253)

 

53/57. Koun Ejō
(
孤雲 懐奘 1198-1280)

 

54/58. Tettsū Gikai
(
徹通 義介 1219-1309)

 

55/59. Keizan Jōkin
(
螢山  紹瑾 1268-1325)

 

56/60. Gasan Jōseki
(
峨山 韶碩 1275-1366)

 

57/61. Taigen Sōshin
(
太源 宗真 ?-1371)

 

58/62. Baizan Mompon
(梅山 聞本 ?-1417)

59/63. Jōchū Tengin (Daitōin)
(如仲 天誾 1365-1437)

 

60/64. Kisan Shōsan
(
喜山 性讃 1377-1442)

 

61/65. Morin Shihan
(
茂林 芝繁 1392-1487)

 

62/66. Shōshi Sōtai (Taishi Sōtai)

 

63/67. Kenchū Hantetsu

 

64/68. Zaiten Soryu

 

65/69. Rikusan Sogei

 

66/70. Gyokuso Sozui

 

67/71. Ten-Yu Sosei

 

68/72. Chō-oku Jukei

 

69/73. Hōkoku Jukin

 

70/74. Nenshu Donju

 

71/75. Ikoku Eiteki

 

72/76. Gikoku Senshuku

 

73/77. Ranryu Joshu

 

74/78. Kashu Shōkei

 

75/79. Shinryō Kyūtetsu

 

76/80. Kakuhō Shuen

 

77/81. Kakuin Eryō

 

78/82. Kakutan Inshū

 

79/83. Hōzan Shūkyō

 

80/84. Reizan Ryōchin

 

81/85. Shūzan Taion

 

82/86. Shōun Taizui

 

83/87. Kanzan Taiō

 

84/88. Nyosan Mokuzen

 

85/89. Chūzan Ninkō

 

86/90. Hakusan Kōjun
(
白山 孝純 1914-2007)
> [Noiri rōshi
野圦 老師]

 

87/91. Hōrin Daigyō
(法輪 大行 1938-2011)
> [Moriyama rōshi 森山 老師]
87/91. Shaku Genshō
( 元祥 1944-)
> [
Gábor Terebess]
87/91. Sato Joko
(佐藤 住職 1953-)

 


Hakusan Kôjun Noiri rôshi and Genshô (Gabor Terebess), 1967

 

„In the Kechimyaku we write the names of the Ancestors in Buddhism to whom the Precepts were Transmitted. We call it the Kechimyaku or Kaimyaku. The real existence is beyond delusion and the transcendental Precepts. We should know and understand this same Budhahood, and its whole representation, on the silk of the Kechimyaku. The reason is as follows.
First of all, there is a circle at the top. We then write Shakyamuni Buddha, Makakashyo, Ananda, the eighty and more ancestors, the present master and the new disciple. The red line comes from the circle at the top and penetrates the names of the above, returning back to the same circle above Shakyamuni Buddha. Therefore the new disciple who is converted is one with the immaculate circle above Shakayamuni Buddha which has no beginning and no end.
The so-called Mind of the Buddha and that of ourselves is the same and not different. We should realise the true meaning of the Kechimyaku.”

(Suigan Yogo (1912-1996), fukukanin at Daihonzan Sōji-ji, 1967)

 

„What is it that gives a firm foundation to Buddhsim? To this we must answer that it is the uninterrupted direct succession from master to disciple (menju shihô). In this direct succession (menju) the personalities of master and disciple are fused into one, the spirit being handed on from one person to the next is without interruption. This Transmission is not based on historical studies, but stands firmly on deep faith.”

(Chisan Kohô (1879-1967), Chief Abbot of Daihonzan Sōji-ji)

 

Dôgen’s Shôbôgenzô
[57] MENJU
The Face-to-Face Transmission

Men means face, and ju means transmission. Menju means the transmission of the Dharma from a master to a disciple face to face. In Buddhism, what is transmitted from a master to a disciple is not only abstract theory, but also something real, including actual conduct, physical health, and intuitional wisdom. Therefore the transmission of this real something cannot be actualized solely through explanations with words, or simply by passing on some manuscript. For this reason, the Dharma that Gautama Buddha taught has been transmitted in person from master to disciple since the days of Gautama Buddha. Without this personal contact, the Buddhist Dharma cannot be transmitted. In this chapter, Master Dogen praises the transmission of the Buddhist Dharma and explains its importance.

 


A dokumentum borítója
The cover of the certificate

血脈 Kechimyaku (Ketchimyaku)
Terebess Gábor zen buddhista szerzetessé avatásának selyemre írt dokumentuma
mestertől-mesterig ágazó "családfával", töretlen "szellemi vérvonallal".
Certificate of Zen Buddhist Ordination of G. Terebess (元祥 Genshô). The line that connects the teacher and disciple returning to an empty circle above Shakyamuni.

Gabor Terebess’s Dharma name (Terebess Gábor dharma-neve): 元祥 = „Eredendő Jószerencse”, „Eleve Áldott”
(Shaku = Shakukamuni, Shākyamuni)

Terebess Gábor zen szerzetessé avatásának fotó-dokumentumai
Zen Buddhist ordination of G. Terebess

 

釈元祥の血脈 Kechimyaku of Shaku Genshō
A Dharma átadásának vonala Terebess Gáborig

Gabor Terebess’s Zen Lineage Chart

1. Shakamunibutsu Daioshō

2. Makakashō Daioshō

3. Ananda Daioshō

4. Shōnawashu Daioshō

5. Ubakikuta Daioshō

6. Daitaka Daioshō

7. Mishaka Daioshō

8. Bashumitsu Daioshō

9. Butsudanandai Daioshō

10. Fudamitta Daioshō

11. Barishiba Daioshō

12. Funayasha Daioshō

13. Anabotei Daioshō

14. Kabimora Daioshō

15. Nagyaharajuna Daioshō

16. Kanadaiba Daioshō

17. Ragorata Daioshō

18. Sōgyanandai Daioshō

19. Kayashata Daioshō

20. Kumorata Daioshō

21. Shayata Daioshō

22. Bashubanzu Daioshō

23. Manura Daioshō

24. Kakurokuna Daioshō

25. Shishibodai Daioshō

26. Bashashita Daioshō

27. Funyomitta Daioshō

28. Hanyattara Daioshō

29. Bodaidaruma Daioshō

30. Taiso Eka Daioshō

31. Kanchi Sōsan Daioshō

32. Daii Dōshin Daioshō

33. Daiman Kōnin Daioshō

34. Daikan Enō Daioshō

35. Seigen Gyōshi Daioshō

36. Sekitō Kisen Daioshō

37. Yakusan Igen Daioshō

38. Ungan Donjō Daioshō

39. Tōzan Ryōkai Daioshō

40. Ungo Dōyō Daioshō

41. Dōan Dōhi Daioshō

42. Dōan Kanshi Daioshō

43. Ryōzan Enkan Daioshō

44. Taiyō Kyōgen Daioshō

45. Tōshi Gisei Daioshō

46. Fuyō Dōkai Daioshō

47. Tanka Shijun Daioshō

48. Chōro Seiryō Daioshō

49. Tendō Sōkaku Daioshō

50. Setchō Chikan Daioshō

51. Tendō Nyojō Daioshō

52. Eihei Dōgen Daioshō

53. Koun Ejō Daioshō

54. Tettsū Gikai Daioshō

55. Keizan Jōkin Daioshō

56. Gasan Jōseki Daioshō

57. Taigen Sōshin Daioshō

58. Baizan Mompon Daioshō

59. Jōchū Tengin Daioshō

60. Kisan Shōsan Daioshō

61. Morin Shihan Daioshō

62. Shōshi Sōtai Daioshō

63. Kenchu Hantetsu Daioshō

64. Zaiten Soryu Daioshō

65. Rikusan Sogei Daioshō

66. Gyokuso Sozui Daioshō

67. Ten-Yu Sosei Daioshō

68. Chō-oku Jukei Daioshō

69. Hōkoku Jukin Daioshō

70. Nenshu Donju Daioshō

71. Ikoku Eiteki Daioshō

72. Gikoku Senshuku Daioshō

73. Ranryu Joshu Daioshō

74. Kashu Shōkei Daioshō

75. Shinryō Kyūtetsu Daioshō

76. Kakuhō Shuen Daioshō

77. Kakuin Eryō Daioshō

78. Kakutan Inshū Daioshō

79. Hōzan Shūkyō Daioshō

80. Reizan Ryōchin Daioshō

81. Shūzan Taion Daioshō

82. Shōun Taizui Daioshō

83. Kanzan Taiō Daioshō

84. Nyosan Mokuzen Daioshō

85. Chūzan Ninkō Daioshō

86. Hakusan Kōjun Daioshō

87. Shaku Genshō

*Daioshō (title of ancestors) / Great Upādhyāya (Preceptor) 大和尚 (Ch. da heshang)

On the eighteenth day of the ninth month of the first year of the Pao-ching Era of the Sung Dynasty (1225), the late abbot of the Tien-tung instructed me, Eihei Dogen Osho, saying: "The Buddha Sila are the single most important matter of our school. In the past, the masters of Mount Grdhakuta, Shao-len, Tsao-chi, and Mount Tung transmitted these Dharma Sila of the Tathagata to their successors generation after generation until they came to me." Now I transmit them to you. You should receive them in deep faith and not permit them to be discontinued. For this I earnestly pray.

 

(Note: These are names of the traditional Zen lineage of Dharma Transmission Ancestors from Shakyamuni Buddha from India through Bodhidharma into China, to Dōgen in Japan, and up to Noiri Rōshi; given with the traditionally chanted Sino-Japanese pronunciations.)