Zhi Dun

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Zhi Dun (Chinese: 支遁; pinyin: Zhī Dùn; Wade–Giles: Chih Tun; 314-366 CE) was a Chinese Buddhist monk and philosopher. A Chinese author, scholar, and confidant of Chinese government officials in 350 CE, he claimed that all who followed Buddhism would, at the end of their life, enter Nirvana.[1]


  1. ^ Berkowitz, Alan J. (2000). Patterns of Disengagement: The Practice and Portrayal of Reclusion in Early Medieval China. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. p. 143. ISBN 9780804736039. Retrieved 1 November 2015.