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Illustrations by
佐藤禅忠
Satō Zenchū (1883–1935)

For
D. T. Suzuki
THE TRAINING OF THE ZEN BUDDHIST MONK (PDF)
The Eastern Buddhist Society, Kyoto, 1934

I. INITIATION


1. Monk Starting on Pilgrimage

[When travelling, Zen monks have two bags. One hangs around the neck and rests on the chest; the other is on the back like a knapsack.]


2. Asking for Admittance


3. Admittance Refused


4. Night in the Lodging Room


5. Initiated to the Zendo


6. Introduced to Roshi

 

II. LIFE OF HUMILITY


7. Takuhatsu-ing in the Streets


8. Monthly Collection of Rice


9. Takuhatsu-ing for Daikon

 

III. LIFE OF LABOUR


10. Wood-gathering


11. Sweeping


12. Gardening


13. Wrestling

 

IV. LIFE OF SERVICE


14. Cooking


15. Dining Room


16. Nursing the Sick


17. Sewing and Moxa-burning


18. Shaving


19. Washing


20. Bath-room


21. Work of Service

 

V. LIFE OF PRAYER AND GRATITUDE


22. The Revolving of the Prajnaparamita Sutra


23. The Feeding of the Hungry Ghosts

 

VI. LIFE OF MEDITATION


24. The Front Door of the Zendo


25. The Rear Door of the Zendo


26. Kinhin (Walking Exercise
)


27. Bedding Put up


28. Good Night to the Holy Monk


29. Morning Wash


30. Monks Filing up


31. Roshi Ready for a Koza


32. Meditation Posture


33. Ready for a Zen Interview


34. Interview with Roshi


35. Deeds of the Utmost Kindness


36. The Warning Staff


37. Deeply Absorbed in Meditation


38. Monks Looking for Zen Passages


39. Seeing Off a Senior Monk


40. Zen Monks on Pilgrimage


41. Tea-ceremony with Roshi


42. Term-end Examination


43. Monk Striking the Large Bell

 

 

 

Paintings by 佐藤禅忠 Satō Zenchū

 


Name: Satō Zenchū 佐藤禅忠
Dates: 1883-1935
Sect:
Zen. Rinzai.
Text: 布袋図 Painting of Pu-tai. 安心第一 Relief is first. 空華道人Kūge Dōnin.
Temple: The 円覚寺
Engaku-ji branch. The abbot (bw. 1919-1935) of 東慶寺 Tōkei-ji (Kamakura), the sub-temple of Engaku-ji.
Data: Pen name:
Kūge Dōnin. He received priest ordination from 釈宗演 (Shaku) Kōgaku Sōen* (1860-1919) who was the head abbot of Engaku-ji branch. He studied Zen painting by himself.
Paper Dimension /cm: 37×35.4 Whole Dimension /cm: 124.6×48.4
Style: Horizontal silk mounting. Tea ceremony style.

*Sōen was head priest of the Tōkeiji from 1905 until his
death in 1919, when he was given the title of Restoring
Founder of the Temple (chūkō kaizan). Matsu-ga-oka
Bunko, the library of his distinguished disciple, Suzuki
Daisetz (1870-1966) is located at the top of a stone stair-
way behind the temple.
Sōen was followed by his disciple Satō Zenchū (1883-
1935), the abbot in residence during the Great Earthquake
of 1923. After his death the Tōkeiji was administered for
six years by Asahina Sōgen (1891-1979), abbot of the
Jōchiji, and after 1941,head of the Engakuji. Zenchū's
disciple, Inoue Zenjō (1911-2006), who pursued his studies
and Zen training during this time, became resident abbot
of the Tōkeiji in 1941.

 


Text: 達磨図 Painting of Bodhidharma. 廓然無聖 Being empty, there is no such thing as the holy truth. 空華道人
Kūge Dōnin.
Temple: The 円覚寺 Engaku-ji branch. The abbot
(bw. 1919-1935) of 東慶寺 Tōkei-ji (Kamakura), the sub-temple of Engaku-ji.
Data: Pen name:
Kūge Dōnin. He received priest ordination from 釈宗演 (Shaku) Kōgaku Sōen (1860-1919) who was the head abbot of Engaku-ji branch. He studied Zen painting by himself.
Paper Dimension /cm: 123×29.5 Whole Dimension /cm: 202×42.6
Style: Vertical silk mounting. Normal style.

 


寒山拾得図 Hanshan & Shide
136.5cm×33.3cm

 


達磨図 Bodhidharma
114.0×31.0cm