A famous thirteenth-century philosopher and the founder of the Sōtō School of Japanese Zen.

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Selected Works (in chronological order)

For the time being stand on top of the highest peak.
For the time being proceed along the bottom of the deepest ocean.
For the time being three heads and eight arms.
For the time being an eight- or sixteen-foot body.

Although this is a matter of preparing and serving meals, the tenzo is not just “the cook.”

Only a few have heard that “painted rice cakes do not satisfy hunger” and none have really understood what it meant. I’ve asked several of these skin bags about it and everybody was quite certain without even bothering to look into it.