Chan (禅 Chinese, meditation; Zen, Japanese) story from the ancient China which was developed between 700 to 1’000 A.D.

· The Search for the Ox
· Finding the Traces of the Ox
· Finding the Ox
· Catching the Ox
· Taming the Ox
· Returning Home on the Back of the Ox
· The Ox is forgotten, the Herdsman remains
· Complete Oblivion of Ox and Herdsman
· The Return to the Ground and Origin
· Entering the Market with Open Hands

Ink paintings: Hans Jörg Wüger, Ochsenhirtenleben I to X, Jona 1992 to 1994
Poems: Chan master Kuo-an, temple Liangshan Tingdschou, China; middle of 12th century A.D. [Otsu, Daizohkutsu R., The Ox and His Herdsman, Tokyo 1969]
Notes: Lex Reinhart 1997

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