by Times News ServiceStudents from the Bodhidharma
School of Martial Arts pose with their certificates and trophies.
The philosophy of Kung Fu is inextricably linked to chan-Buddhism, which was brought to the Shaolin monastery by Bodhidharma
. "Kung Fu" includes not only martial arts and care for physical fitness, but it also includes philosophical and medical aspects.
On the other hand, practices of cloistering and reclusion are valued: in images like those of Bodhidharma
's nine years spent in silence facing a cave wall and Kamo no Chomei's ten-foot hut hidden in the mountains, voluntary self-confinement seems to be synonymous with liberation.
Looking out at the green hills from his studio in Kodaikanal, to the clear stream below, he has said, "Here I feel like making pots." 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)
The austere path of Zen Buddhism is credited to the Indian monk Bodhidharma
, who is supposed to have arrived in China around the 6th century.
O senso comum sobre a origem das artes marciais orientais: o mito de Bodhidharma
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