Chan: Chan Buddhists, Chan Patriarchs, Chan Temples, Bodhidharma, Shaolin Monastery, Linji, Mazu Daoyi, Guifeng Zongmi, Hsu Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157986836

Published: September 4th 2011

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62 pages


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Chan: Chan Buddhists, Chan Patriarchs, Chan Temples, Bodhidharma, Shaolin Monastery, Linji, Mazu Daoyi, Guifeng Zongmi, Hsu  by  Books LLC

Chan: Chan Buddhists, Chan Patriarchs, Chan Temples, Bodhidharma, Shaolin Monastery, Linji, Mazu Daoyi, Guifeng Zongmi, Hsu by Books LLC
September 4th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 62 pages | ISBN: 9781157986836 | 6.55 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 60. Chapters: Chan Buddhists, Chan patriarchs, Chan temples, Bodhidharma, Shaolin Monastery, Linji, Mazu Daoyi,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 60. Chapters: Chan Buddhists, Chan patriarchs, Chan temples, Bodhidharma, Shaolin Monastery, Linji, Mazu Daoyi, Guifeng Zongmi, Hsu Yun, Hsi Lai Temple, Hanshan, Dahui Zonggao, Yunmen Wenyan, City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Yuquan Shenxiu, Dharma Drum Mountain, Huineng, Hsuan Hua, Huangbo Xiyun, Dazu Huike, Jianzhi Sengcan, Dayi Daoxin, John Blofeld, Daman Hongren, Nan Huai-Chin, Dongchu, Jade Buddha Temple, Nanhua Temple, Juzhi Yizhi, Puji Temple, Zhaozhou Congshen, John Crook, Nung Chan, Yantou Quanhuo, Dharma Drum Retreat Center, Baizhang Huaihai, Nanyue Huairang, Guo Xing, Guo Jun, Western Chan Fellowship, Guo Yuan, Chi Chern, Hsiang-yen Chih-hsien, Dharma Seal Temple, Charles Luk, Guiyang school, Rujing, Wanfu Temple, Qingyuan Xingsi.

Excerpt: Bodhidharma (Tamil: ) was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th/6th century and is traditionally credited as the leading patriarch and transmitter of Zen (Chinese: Ch n, Sanskrit: Dhy?na) to China. According to Chinese legend, he also began the physical training of the Shaolin monks that led to the creation of Shaolinquan. However, martial arts historians have shown this legend stems from a 17th century qigong manual known as the Yijin Jing. Little contemporary biographical information on Bodhidharma is extant, and subsequent accounts became layered with legend, but most accounts agree that he was a Tamil prince from southern Indias Pallava Empire.

Scholars have concluded his place of birth to be Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. After becoming a Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma traveled to China. The accounts differ on the date of his arrival, with one early account claiming that he arrived during the Li S ng Dynasty (420-479) and later accounts dating his arrival to the Li ng Dynasty (502-557).

Bodhidharma was primarily active in the lands of the Northern W i Dynasty (386-534). Modern scholars...



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