Bodhidharma

[boh-di-duhr-muh]
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noun

died a.d. c530, Indian Buddhist philosopher and missionary: founder of Ch'an in China, which was later called Zen in Japan.

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Bodhidharma

noun

6th century ad, Indian Buddhist monk, who taught in China (from 520): considered to be the founder of Zen Buddhism
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