A Japanese tea bowl in India is virtually non-functional, he says, but, coming out of a Zen Buddhist tradition that some trace back to Bodhidharma
of Kanchipuram, the tea bowl is an opportunity to close a migratory arc--from India to China, Japan and back home to India.
Ambassador Zhaohui said, "In our bilateral engagement, there have been thousands of prominent persons like Professor Xu Fancheng, (Buddhist monk) Bodhidharma
, Faxian (a Chinese Buddhist monk who travelled to India in the 3rd century) and Rabindranath Tagore.
, a fifth-century Buddhist monk, described Zen as a "direct pointing" to the mind and heart.
The second text brought forward by Kaneko is one belonging to the Chan tradition, the Contemplation Method of the South Indian Dhyana Master Bodhidharma
, Nantianzhuguo Putidamo chanshi guanmen [phrase omitted], in which we find the following: (17)
China's history books are full of stories of eminent monks like Xuanzang, Faxian and Bodhidharma
traveling through the Silk Road and serving as bridges between Chinese and Indian cultures.
Numerous paintings and other artwork depicting Bodhidharma
and his disciples abound in museums across Japan and in temple archives.
O senso comum sobre a origem das artes marciais orientais: o mito de Bodhidharma
It treats two Korean films, Im Kwon-taek's Aje Aje Bara Aje (1989) and to a lesser extent Why Has Bodhidharma
Left for the East directed by Bae Young-kyun (1989).
Originally a Zen ritual, that demanded that monks gathered before the statue of Bodhidharma
drink from a single bowl, tea ceremony has been raised in the 16th century to nearly religious aesthetics, turning into a "religion of the art of life".
Ejemplo de esto son los "Dialogos del asceta y del rey" (1953), entre Menandro y Nagasena, o entre el emperador de la dinastia Han y Bodhidharma
, que simbolizan el contraste entre la nada y la plenitud, el cero y el infinito.
They discuss Buddhism in Chinese literature, the Chinese god Nezha and his Indian roots in stories about Nalakubara and Krsna, the role of the god Yama in India, the conceptions of the figure of the Buddha in terms of sex, the Asoka legend in the Wuyue period, how major monasteries in premodern China constructed monastic family lines going back to India, the legends of Bodhidharma
for understanding the origin of Chinese Chan Buddhism, nirvana and insentience in Buddhism, and Daoism.
asks the "old cook, with lidded eyes" the classic koan: "Why did Bodhidharma
come from the West?