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Hui-k'ai (慧開, Jp. Ekai) was a Chinese monk who was the abbot of Lungxiang (Jp. Ryusho) monastery, a center of Zen Buddhism. He was born in 1183 and died in 1260. Very little is known about him, and the sole reason he is remembered today is that he compiled and annotated the collection of Zen koans known as The Gateless Gate (Jp. Mumonkan, Ch. Wumenguan). In fact, he himself is better known by the same name as his masterpiece, Mumon in Japanese or Wumen in Chinese, the literal meaning being simply "no gate".

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