Ming Ben (1263 - 1323)
Ming Ben, Zhong Feng, a native of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, has been following five rules from fifteen years old. He imitated the Buddhist hermit's way of life, meditating and practicing in a remote place in the mountains, and even burned his little finger on his left hand. The lost fingers later became one of the characteristics of the top and the statue of Zhong Feng Ming. Zhong Feng Ming Ben had been a three year old high school student. It shaving in 1288. A few years later, as a proof of his academic qualifications, he got the peak of his praise. Zhong Feng Ming Ben held many positions in the lion orthodox temple. But he was as far away as possible. After the great silence, he began to enjoy life. In 1296, he first came to Wu gate (Suzhou). In 1298, he built the first temple for Mt. Ashi in the winter, and was named "magic residence". This is called "hallucination of the old man". The next year, he turned to Wu gate. Ming Ben went to the gate of Changsha, Suzhou, and saw a number of mus of musoe. Then he wrote the "magic" in the name of the nunnery. Zhao Mengtiao also inscribed a "Qi Yun" plaque for it. He had been living in 1301. In the 1306, one of the earliest Japanese disciples of the Chung Feng - Yuan Xi Zu Xiong joined Zen under his guidance. To the great year of the year (AD 1308), the prince of the prince gave the "Fa Hui Buddhist monk". Yan you five years (1318), Yuan Ren Zong bestowed "Buddha Chi Guang Guang Hui Zen master", and presented the Jin Shabu Kam. Zhao Mengtiao, an academician in Hanlin, wrote the inscription to Zhong Feng. To two years (1322), Yuan Ying Tong special decree, Xiang Xiang and gave the sham monk robe, poor Xuan Zheng Yuan officials to the mountain table meaning. Zhao Mengtiao, a Bachelor of Hanlin, had asked him from the law. In August 14, 1323, Zhong Feng's handwritten language died. The tomb is on the hillside near today's Tianmu Mountain. Yuan Shun the emperor in 1334 to give the "general teachers".
Zhong Feng Ming Ben lived in an unfixed place. He sometimes lived in an nunnery. Sometimes he lived in a boat and wandering around. He was a monk who learned all kinds of things and was good at compose poems. His seven - word poetry, "Mei Hua Bai Yong", has been spread to the present. He wrote "magic rules" and "Tian Mu Ming Ben Zen master". His calligraphy is self-contained, that is, the so-called willow leaf. Chung Feng Ming is famous for his popularity. He is followed by many monks and laymen.