Meditating Daruma Calligraphy, by Hakuin
Bodhidharma: "this is a wall gazing Dharma".
Hakuin Ekaku (1685 - 1768), also known as Shinki-dokumyo Zen-ji, Shoju-Kokushi, Kokurin or Sarajuka-Rono, was a master of Zen Rinzai. He received the Dharma transmission from Dokyo Etan (Shoju-Rojin) and was the instigator of the Zen Rinzai revival. He became abbot of Shoin-ji in Hara, Shizuoka when he was 33 years old. He refounded Ryutaku-ji in Mishima in his old days. He raised many influential and outstanding disciples like Torei En'ni, Suiou Genro or Gazan Jito.