Toyo Eicho (1428 - August 24, 1504) was a Japanese Zen Buddhist monk and poet.
== Quotes ==
All four pillars of enlightenmentCrumble at once -See! See!Moonlight wreathing coral branches -What does it mean?Now all grows as darkAs the palace of hell inThe grasp of Satan / Katsu!
Japanese Death Poems. Compiled by Yoel Hoffmann. ISBN 978-0-8048-3179-6For long years a bird in a cageNow, flying along with the clouds ofheaven.
== Quotes about Toyo Eicho ==
Toyo Eicho ... drew his material from sutras, recorded sayings of Chinese Zen masters, Taoist texts, Confucian texts, and Chinese poetry.
Helen Josephine Baroni. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen Buddhism. 2002.Zen Buddhist monk (Toyo Eicho, 1428-1504) of the Rinzai sect... was appointed juji of the Daitoku-ji in 1481 and founded the Shorin-ji temple at Mino, where , where he died.
Louis Frédéric, Japan Encyclopedia. 2005.If this manuscript was indeed compiled by Daito Kokushi, it would rank as the first capping phrase collection in Japan, predating Toyo Eicho's Kuzoshi by approximately 150 years.
Steven Heine, Dale S. Wright. Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism. 2006. p. 185Toyo Eicho's Kuzoshi... exists only as a single unidentified and fragmented text; it does not appear to be a handbook used by monks appending phrases to koans as a regular assignment in koan practice.
Steven Heine, Dale S. Wright. Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism. 2006. p. 185