Periodic Table Groups

Eriodic table gros for Master Baizhang comleted the selection ro cess He erformed his task admirably as temle abbot by cltivating two disciles Even thogh one seemed to win over the other, in the end both scceeded in their resective ways in oening new territory to the reaching of the dharma to all sentient beings Th e lineage was eretated and these former followers became leaders who emlated the style of their mentor Baizhang, by virte of his re Rles text and as featred in several crcial koan cases, layed a crcial role in creating a fi ne balance in Zen On the one hand, he devised monastic rles while insisting that everyone mst strictly follow them, thereby sbmerging individality for the sake of the gro so as to imress mainstream Confcian society On the other hand, he creatively broke the gidelines to show in de en dence from and irreverence toward athoritarian con- Monastic Transmission 159 trol, as aroriate to the qest for gaining and exressing enlightenment eriodic table gros 2016

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