Venerable Master Hsuan Hua.
Without going, without coming, and without attaching, he propagated and transformed in the void, according with the conditions.
With compassion, with vows, with virtue, he acted as a vessel for crossing over living beings.
Dharma name of the Elder Venerable Master Hsuan Hua was An Tzu (Peace
and Compassion), also known as Tu Lun (Liberate [from the] Wheel [of
Rebirth]). He was the Ninth Patriarch of the Wei-Yang Chan (Chinese
Zen) School of Buddhism and was granted the Dharma Seal of the Wei-Yang
lineage from the elder Venerable Master Hsu Yun. The Master's
Dharma-Transmission name was Hsuan Hua (Proclaim and Transform), but he
often referred to himself as "a living dead person", or "the Monk in
the Grave." Throughout his life, he never wanted fame or profit, and he
had no desire to contend with others even more so. Instead, he said
that he would rather be "a little bug," or "a small ant" beneath the
feet of all living beings, and used his body as a stepping stone for
living beings who sought to transcend from commoners straight to the
ground of the Buddha.