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According to this, Tung-shan Shou-ch'u lived 807-869. The problem is that Dumoulin 1994 (Dumoulin, Heinrich (1994) . Zen Buddhism: A History; Volume 1, India and China; With a New Supplement on the Northern School of Chinese Zen (Trade paperback|format= requires |url= (help)) (in English). Translated by James W. Heisig, Paul Knitter (Second ed.). New York, NY: Macmillan Reference USA, imprint of Simon & Schuster Macmillan. p. 387. ISBN0-02-897109-4.Check date values in: |accessdate= (help);|accessdate= requires |url= (help)) says:
Tung-shan Shou-ch'u (d. 900) is the best known of Yun-men's disciples. Continuing his master's use of "one word barriers," he distinguished between "dead words" that contain rational intention and "living words" that are not bound by reason. His best-known short answer has been preserved in case 18 of the Mumonkan. To a monk who asks him, "What is the Buddha?", he replies: "Three pounds of flax."
From page 232. The problem is that this is obviously the same person as the Tung-shan this article is about, but the death dates and names are quite different. --Gwern(contribs) 23:25 21 January2007 (GMT)
Great, good thing you can fix it. I find these guys to be awfully confusing - the differences between names are hard to intuitively feel and remember, and apparent mistakes and the varying Romanizations make it even worse on me. --Gwern(contribs) 03:00 22 January2007 (GMT)