- 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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His name was Bodhidharma and he appears to have been the younger son of an Indian Prince.Zen Buddhism
Bodhidharma said that he preached the seal of the heart (hsinyin).
The T'ien-t'ai school has some originality, and native and foreign ideas were combined by the followers of Bodhidharma.
Though founded by Bodhidharma it did not win the sympathy and esteem of the cultivated classes until the Sung period.
Bodhidharma indicated that he did not think this test of endurance remarkable.
- 6th century ad, Indian Buddhist monk, who taught in China (from 520): considered to be the founder of Zen Buddhism