However, the linkage of Daruma-san and Bodhidharma
is not as well known.
The fifth chapter, "Korean Seon Buddhism: Why Has Bodhidharma
Left for the East?
You may be aware that it was the Tamil Buddhist monks such as Dinnaga a celebrated Buddhists logician was a student of Nalanda and later lived at Kanchi, Bodhidharma
who went to China to preach the doctrine of Lord Buddha was a monk from Kanchi, South India and they all preached and propagated Buddhism in Thailand, China and in many other South Eastern countries.
who is recorded as having come from India during the time of Southern and Northern Dynasties.
Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma
, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck.
Although recognized and acknowledged by the Fifth Patriarch (of the Zen lineage that started with Bodhidharma
, who is considered the First Patriarch), it was at night, and in secret, and Hui Neng was then sent away.
I don't know," said the Bodhidharma
Hence, in the classic verse of Bodhidharma
, Zen is a tradition with "No dependence on words and letters," where the irrational sense of the koan is preferable to the misleading logic of ordinary discursive thought.
The Buddhist in me takes me to the Bodhidharma
cue, "Delusion means mortality, and awareness means Buddhahood.
Rather, his ideas emanate from Eastern and Western philosophy, ranging from Lao-Tse and Bodhidharma
to Plato, Hegel, and Heidegger.
Shotoku was also connected by rebirth or other means to central Buddhist figures including Sakyamuni Buddha, Maitreya (the Buddha of the future), Avalokitesvara (the bodhisattva of compassion), Queen Srimola (the protagonist of the Srimola-sutra), Bodhidharma
(the first patriarch of Chan Buddhism), and Huisi (515-577; the third patriarch of Chinese Tiantai).
In Tang times, Shaolin monks honored the violent Indian guardian god Vajrapani, but later they attributed their skills to the missionary Bodhidharma
, traditionally credited with bringing Chan (Zen) from India to China.