Dhyana Buddhism in China, Its History and Teaching by Chou Hsiang-Kunang

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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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 ?

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