By Chou Hsiang-Kunang
This publication, divided into 5 components, explains the foundation and unfold of the faith all through China. It additionally explains the 3 branches of Buddhism¡ "the Pali, Han and Tibetan"; and their affects on either historic and modern day China.
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Vasumitra; 8. Buddhananda; 9. Buddhamitra; 10. Parsva; 11. Punyayasha; 12. Asvaghosha; 13. Kapimala; 14. Nagarjuna; 15. Kanadeva; 16. Rahurata; 17. Sanghananda；18. Kayasata; 20. Jnayata; 21. Vasubandhu; 19. Kumarata; II] THE DHYANA FOR BECOMING BUDDHA 22, Manura; 23. Haklena; 25. Bhagasita; 26. Punyamitra; 28. Boddhidharma. 19 24. Simha; 27. ), the 12th, 14th and 21st patri archs respectively. Because his knowledge was intuitive and dependent not on scriptures but on an awakening^jf the mind, the method of transmission was that of silent under standing between one patriarch and the next.
It is learnt that all the bandits saw many divine soldiers staying inside the city and they themselves fled away. Later on Tao-hsin shifted to P’o Tou hills of Chi-ch’ung district of Hupei pro vince. One day, Tao-hsin was going to Hwang-mex from Chi-ch’ung and met a child on the road side. ” 28 DHYANA BUDDHISM IN CHINA [Ch. ’’ Tao-hsin: “You have no essence o f mind ? ’ ， Tao-hsin knew that the child had the capacity for re ceiving the Buddha-dharma and therefore sent out an attendent to request the child’s parents to allow him to take the Buddhist order.
You have a fellow-brother named Hsin-ssu (means thinking) who is at present living in Chi-chow, your fate lies at his place; your master spoke to you so straightly why you yourself are deluded in it? ’， Thereafter Shih-t’ou went to Chi-chow to pay homage to Hsin-ssu hoping to know the truth of Dhyana there. 46 DHYANA BUDDHISM IN CHINA [C h . Huai-jang then taught the method of Dharma and asked Tao-yi to note a Stanza: 4tThe mind o f sentient beings embrace the seeds o f enlighten ment, It will sprout when it rains; The flower of Samadhi is formless, Meitlier be destroyed nor accomplished will i t ?