Bodhidharma


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Bodhidharma:

see Zen BuddhismZen Buddhism,
Buddhist sect of China and Japan. The name of the sect (Chin. Ch'an, Jap. Zen) derives from the Sanskrit dhyana [meditation]. In China the school early became known for making its central tenet the practice of meditation, rather than adherence
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Bodhidharma

6th century ad, Indian Buddhist monk, who taught in China (from 520): considered to be the founder of Zen Buddhism
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While Bodhidharma remains secluded in his cave, the legendary associations as the founder of martial arts, especially the Pure Land Shaolin Buddhists, linger on.
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Although all the historical evidence suggests that blocking, kicking and punching techniques have been around for thousands of years, the birth of Kung Fu as we know it - and with it the birth of the martial arts - was around 520 AD when an Indian monk called Bodhidharma arrived at the Songshan Shaolin monastery in northern China.
Go beyond language," he says, quoting the teachings of Bodhidharma on the last page of Candle.
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Sorensen also addresses the role of meditation and the figure of Bodhidharma in the early Chan tradition, before moving to descriptions of the East Mountain school, the disciples of Hongren in the north, and the disciples of Shenxiu.
Like Como, Faure also rejects the hermeneutic of retrieval, writing, "As far as Bodhidharma is concerned, the biographies that do exist have literary but little or no historical value; Bodhidharma should be seen as a textual and religious paradigm, not reconstructed as either a historical figure or a psychological essence" (Bernard Faure, Chan Insights and Oversights [Princeton, 1996], p.
Luckily, an Indian Buddhist priest called Bodhidharma came along, kicked some butt and devised a set of exercises for the monks - which became Kung Fu.
To make sense of Dongshan's answer, in which Bodhidharma is likened to "a chicken-scaring rhinoceros," we might first consider an environmental perspective, and inquire as to the rhinoceros's range in the mid-ninth century.
The inscription on this stele outlines a specific lineage that held up Bodhidharma (n.