BODHIDARMA
AN
UNKNOWN STORY
ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
Arise Roby
Third son of a Tamil king of the
Pallava Dynasty
Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk
who lived during the 5th/6th
century and ...
Kshatriya warrior
Little contemporary biographical
information on Bodhidharma is
extant, and subsequent accounts
became la...
"The Blue-Eyed Barbarian"
After becoming a Buddhist monk,
Bodhidharma traveled to China. The
accounts differ on the date o...
Bodhidharma the 28th patriarch of Buddhism
The Anthology of the Patriarchal
Hall (952) identifies
Bodhidharma as the 28th
...
QUOTES
“Not thinking about anything is
Zen. Once you know this,
walking, sitting, or lying down,
everything you do is Zen....
QUOTES
ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
True Understanding
“When your mind doesn’t
stir inside, the world
doesn’t arise outside.
When the world and the
mind are b...
Your Nature is the Buddha
“Your nature is
the Buddha.”
ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
NIRVANA
“Your
mind is
nirvana.”
ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
RECOVERING YOUR REALSELF
“Worship means
reverence and
humility it means
revering your
real self and
humbling
delusions.”
A...
Understanding the Language
of
Buddhas
“Whoever realizes that the
six senses aren’t real,
that the five aggregates
are fict...
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  1. 1. BODHIDARMA AN UNKNOWN STORY ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER Arise Roby
  2. 2. Third son of a Tamil king of the Pallava Dynasty Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th/6th century and is traditionally credited as the leading patriarch and transmitter of Zen (Chinese: Chan, Sanskrit: Dhyana) to China. He was the third son of a Tamil king of the Pallava Dynasty. 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. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  3. 3. Kshatriya warrior Little contemporary biographical information on Bodhidharma is extant, and subsequent accounts became layered with legend, but some accounts state that he was from a Brahman family in southern India and possibly of royal lineage.However Broughton (1999:2) notes that Bodhidharma's royal pedigree implies that he was of the Kshatriya warrior caste. Mahajan (1972:705–707) argued that the Pallava dynasty was a Tamilian dynasty and Zvelebil (1987) proposed that Bodhidharma was born a prince of the Pallava dynasty in their capital of Kanchipuram[4] Scholars have concluded his place of birth to be Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  4. 4. "The Blue-Eyed Barbarian" 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 Liú Sòng Dynasty (420–479) and later accounts dating his arrival to the Liáng Dynasty (502–557). Bodhidharma was primarily active in the lands of the Northern Wèi Dynasty (386–534). Modern scholarship dates him to about the early 5th century.Throughout Buddhist art, Bodhidharma is depicted as a rather ill-tempered, profusely bearded and wide-eyed barbarian. He is described as "The Blue-Eyed Barbarian" in Chinese texts. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  5. 5. Bodhidharma the 28th patriarch of Buddhism The Anthology of the Patriarchal Hall (952) identifies Bodhidharma as the 28th Patriarch of Buddhism in an uninterrupted line that extends all the way back to the Buddha himself. D.T. Suzuki contends that Chán's growth in popularity during the 7th and 8th centuries attracted criticism that it had "no authorized records of its direct transmission from the founder of Buddhism" and that Chán historians made Bodhidharma the 28th patriarch of Buddhism in response to such attacks. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  6. 6. QUOTES “Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.” ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  7. 7. QUOTES ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  8. 8. True Understanding “When your mind doesn’t stir inside, the world doesn’t arise outside. When the world and the mind are both transparent, this is true vision. And such understanding is true understanding.” Bodhidharma ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  9. 9. Your Nature is the Buddha “Your nature is the Buddha.” ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  10. 10. NIRVANA “Your mind is nirvana.” ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  11. 11. RECOVERING YOUR REALSELF “Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions.” ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  12. 12. Understanding the Language of Buddhas “Whoever realizes that the six senses aren’t real, that the five aggregates are fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of Buddhas.” ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
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