StudentJoseph13 karma2014-04-24 19:21:23 UTC
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,
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StudentJoseph5 karma2014-04-24 20:36:55 UTC
Can one transmit Ch'an, through Kung Fu training, without words?
StudentJoseph1 karma2014-04-24 20:44:32 UTC
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.
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