image of The Bodhidharma Anthology – The Earliest Records of Zen by: Jeffrey L. In the early part of this century, the discovery of a walled-up cave in northwest. One of these recovered Zen texts is the Bodhidharma Anthology, a collection of seven pieces. Of the numerous texts now attributed to Bodhidharma, the “first. (English:) Bodhidharma: The Treatise on the Two Entrances and Four Practices ( Magyar:) .. Broughton, Jeffrey L. The Bodhidharma Anthology: The Earliest.

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Casting out the thief of the bodhidhzrma by abandoning the visual world is charity. Only when you understand nothing is it true understanding.

Also, at the appearance of spirits, demons, or divine conceive neither respect nor fear. If there are terms and written words, all of it will deceive you. To know that the mind is empty is to see bodhidhadma Buddha. His work is especially important for its rendering of the three Records, which contain some of the earliest Zen dialogues and constitute the real beginnings of Zen literature. All behavior, to the end, does not go outside of the Dharma-Realm mind.

Angry people go to hell and happy people go to heaven. What sort of things are the defilements, that you want to cut [them off]?


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These are the first mentions in the historical record of what may be a type of meditation being ascribed to Bodhidharma. Everything that appears bodhieharma the three realms comes from the mind. Your mind is nirvana. Your mind itself creates these interpretations.

I [don’t] 98 know what to bring! It is always your mind-consciousness brush discriminating and creating these interpretations.

But anfhology don’t consider the past. Every suffering is a buddha-seed, because suffering impels mortals to seek wisdom. If mind has a place where it functions, then it is bondage. There’s no Buddha beyond the mind, so why envision one?

When mortals are alive, they worry about death. Motion is the same as the mind.

Beyond this mind there’s no Buddha anywhere. They never stop invoking Buddhas or worshipping Buddhas and wondering Where is the buddha? If mind has something to value, it will surely have something to despise. Broughton No preview available – The sutras say, “The Dharma includes no being because it’s free from the impurity of being, and the Dharma includes no self because it’s free from the impurity of self.

All others, trapped by the impure boehidharma and entangled by their own karma, are mortals. It is bodhiharma liberated. Hu further pointed out that the latter two-thirds of the entry is riddled by the scars of erasures and additions by caret.


Those who don’t understand don’t understand understanding. In summary, mind is no-mind, and this is called comprehending the mind path. Poverty and hardship are created by false thinking. The stanza, in fact, is not Bodhidharma’s, but rather dates to the year When you, re deluded, buddhahood exists. He encountered scoundrels who cut off his arm.

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The person of insight awakens to reality: They say enlightenment is only achieved after endless kalpas and thereby mislead disciples to retreat on the path to buddhahood. Not one of they understands the movement of his own hands and feet. Get rid of mortality and there’s no more Buddhahood.

But the mind has no form and bodhidharka awareness no limit. Jingjue’s account also makes explicit mention of “sitting meditation” or zazen: How are the defilements created?