Kung Fu and Zen Buddhism; Rodney, Leslie, Gus, and Reland
Kung Fu and Zen Buddhism
By: Rodney, Leslie, Gus, and Reland
Kung Fu and Zen Buddhism was founded/started in
Northern China (Shaolin Temple on Mt. Song Shan)
during the 5th Century CE.
Bodhidharma was a Buddhist Monk that was Indian, who lived in the
5th/6th century CE. He was born in Kachipuram in Tamil Nadu, which
made him have a chance to be a Tamil Prince from Southern India’s
Pallava Empire. He began physical training of the Shaolin monks that
led to the creation of the Shaolinquan (Shaolin Boxing).
•A collection of Chinese martial arts that claim affiliation with the
He helped found the Shaolin Temple, having Zen Buddhism developed.
It was then spreaded throughout the entire eastern world.
What is it about, what it means…
Zen Buddhism is a rigorous practice designed to
reveal things to you about yourself which was
necessary for the purpose of attaining
enlightenment. It teaches that all humans have the
potential to attain enlightenment within them.
Training is usually undertaken by a disciple
(follower) under the guidance of a master.
Kung Fu is a moving meditation and self discipline.
2-3 quotes from primary source
“Through endless Kalpas” without beginning, whatever you do, wherever
you are, that’s your real mind, that’s your real Buddha. This mind is the
Buddha” says the same thing. Beyond this mind you’ll never find another
• “The Buddha is your real body, your original mind. This mind has no form
or characteristics, no cause or effect, no tendons or bones. It’s like space.”
This means Buddha is your true nature, but you need to find it and wipe all
the stuff out of the world. Also, meaning to wipe everything in your mind.
• “If, as in a dream, you see a light brighter than the sun, your remaining
attachments will suddenly come to an end and the nature of reality will be
This shows what it is like to find nervona, to find enlightenment.