Why Did the Bodhidharma Go to China

Why Did the Bodhidharma Go To China? This is a classic Zen koan—a question that eludes simple, linear answers, frustrating the mind so that it eventually stops thinking and starts experiencing directly and clearly. To even understand what the question means requires a little background. The Bodhidharma is the legendary figure who first brought Buddhism from India, where it originated, to China, where it found a welcome home due to the background of Taoism there. Since the Bodhidharma was known as an awakened one or Buddha, when we ask why he did something, we are in essence asking what the mind of an enlightened person is like. There are many mystifying answers to this question handed down

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