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Of all the descendants of Lin­chi, it is this man that comes in for the most extended criticism in the Shobo* genzo*.  Thereupon, he turns to Ta­hui.  Although this passage is presumably intended simply as an example of a misunderstanding of the expressions "self­verification" and "self­awakening," Dogen uses it to launch an extended and vitriolic ad hominem attack on Ta­hui himself. " And because Ta­ hui himself did not understand the teachings of the Buddhas and patriarchs, most of the followers of his tradition are "phonies''; there is not a single truly solid one among them.

For as is perfectly clear from the Butsudo text itself, Dogen's position, far from affirming a catholic appreciation of diverse forms of Buddhism, is intended precisely to limit the true religion to a single historical tradition. Already in his earliest writings it is clear that Dogen considers the Shobo genzo a historical reality, preserved only in the Zen tradition he has now brought from China. The Bendo* wa opens with a rehearsal of that tradition.  (DZZ 1:730) Buddhist texts, Dogen goes on here to say, may have existed in China before the advent of Bodhidharma, but no one understood them; it was only after his arrival that the pure Buddha­dharma spread there.

And because Ta­ hui himself did not understand the teachings of the Buddhas and patriarchs, most of the followers of his tradition are "phonies''; there is not a single truly solid one among them.  Even in his subsequent training at T'ien­t'ung shan under Ju­ching, Furuta argues, it is doubtful that Dogen heard much of Ts'ao­tung; for, as we have seen, Ju­ching's sayings give no evidence of such teaching, and, in fact, most of this master's own associations seem to have been with Lin­chi figures.

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