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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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