Liu Tiemo Iron Grinder

Liu Tiemo (n.d.) was a disciple of Guishan Lingyou. Little is known of the details of her life. After receiving the Dharma seal from Guishan, Liu lived a few miles away from him and would periodically come to visit. She taught Zen in a style described as precipitously awesome and dangerous. Her ability to test the true mettle of Zen adepts brought her the name Iron Grinder. Aside from her prominent appearances in cases sixty of the Book of Serenity and twenty-four of the Blue Cliff Record,...