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One story about the life of Black-Faced Sect Founder tells he was born during the Song Dynasty (宋朝). His family was so poor that he had to be sent to a Buddhist temple to serve as a novice trainee.
2008/10/27
Shortly before his death in 1109, Black-Faced Sect Founder visited a small hill nearby, named Lanshan (閬山), or High Mountain.
2008/10/20
Because Crystal Water Sect Founder (清水祖師) started practicing medicine in Hemp Grass or Macao (麻草), he is also known as Macao Shangren (麻草上人) or Saint Hemp Grass.
2008/10/13
Mahayana Buddhism crossed the Hindukush into China from India at the beginning of the Common Era(CE). At first, all the “deities,” particularly the bodhisattvas, were imports from India.
2008/10/6
The most famous Chan or Zen patriarch aside from Bodhidharma is Huineng (慧能). What is most important in Zen Buddhism is the ability to mediate properly; learning in history or philosophy is not as important.
2008/9/29
While teaching his disciplines how to practice meditation, Bodhidharma (菩提達摩) found some of them becoming drowsy and starting to sleep.
2008/9/22
An interesting old story about Bodhidharma, which must be viewed with historical skepticism because the dates do not jibe, says the Emperor Wu Di of the Liang Dynasty (後梁武帝502-550) summoned the Indian guru to his court for an audience.
2008/9/15
Kung-fu action movie fans are familiar with the Shaolin Temple (少林寺) at Mount Shaoshi (少寶山) in the county of Dengfeng, Henan province (河南鄧封).
2008/9/8
A score of Buddhist temples in Taiwan are dedicated to Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (地藏王菩薩). There are five in the county of Chiayi alone.
2008/9/1
There is still another story about the birth of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (地藏王菩薩).
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