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StudentJoseph13 karma


Could you please explain what Bodhidharma meant when he said "this mind is the Buddha," and also the concept of "transmission without words"?

Thank you, Amituofo,


StudentJoseph5 karma

Can one transmit Ch'an, through Kung Fu training, without words?

StudentJoseph1 karma

Yes, correct. Mahakasyapa was the first Indian Patriarch of Ch'an. The lotus flower represented the transmission from Buddha, and the story appears, I believe, in the Lankavatara Sutra.