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Bodidharma was an Indian monk who travelled to China. He taught Buddhism and martial arts to the shaolin monks from techniques he brought back from India. That was when martia…l arts was born. Second answer No, he was not the creator of martial arts. Martial arts arise independently within cultures all around the world. Wherever there is war, there is always someone who knows how to wrestle or handle a sword. The concept that Bodhidharma knew or created martial arts does not predate the 20th century. See the paper "Ignorance, Legend, and Taijiquan" by the martial arts historian Stan Henning.
Bodhidharma is Tamilian from Kancheepuram, South India.
The name itself breaks down into Bodhi (enlightenment) and Dharma (path), perhaps the name is more a description of the man or his message than an actual name.
Yes, He s a Tamil born Buddhist monk..
Bodhidharma is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Ch'an (Zen) from India to China. In this tradition, there are three principal sources for Bodhidharma's biography: … Yáng Xuànzhī's Record of the Buddhist Monasteries of Luoyang (547), Tánlín's preface to the Two Entrances and Four Acts (6th century CE), and Dàoxuān's Further Biographies of Eminent Monks (7th century CE). The texts differ on the date of his arrival, with one early account claiming that he arrived during the Liú Sòng Dynasty (420-479) and later accounts dating his arrival to the Liáng Dynasty (502-557). Modern scholarship dates him to about the early 5th century.
There are no historical records on his life from India. The only info that we know about him comes from Chinese records. One document from the 6th century states that he died …on the Luo River in 534 and was buried by this disciple Huike in the area. However, a scholar suggests that he might have been one of the many people who were killed by imperial forces in Henan province in 528. A later record from the 10th century states that he died at the age of 150 (an obvious embellishment) and was buried in Mt. Xiong. But he was seen 3 years later walking back to India. This spawned a legend that is still popular today. The recent Tamil sci-fi film 7am Arivu (2011) provides a fictional story for his death. The film explains after teaching his martial arts to the Chinese people, Bodhidharma decides to go back to his own country of India. The Chinese do not want him to leave, so they serve him food mixed with poison. Bodhidharma discovers this and asks them why. They tell him that since he is a master of medicine, his body will keep China disease-free. Bodhidharma accepts this fate and willing eats the food. His body is buried in the village.
No, Bodhidharma did not create kung fu--i.e., Chinese martial arts. Anyone who tells you that he did is relying on legend. The most common variation of the legend is that the …Buddhist Monk brought his knowledge of indigenous South Asian martial arts with him to China from India during the 6th century CE. He is purported to have settled at the famous Shaolin Monastery and taught qigong, a type of medicinal stretching and breathing exercise, and a system of boxing to the monks there, thus founding Chinese martial arts. However, the people who tell this story don't realize the origins of the legend do not predate the 17th-century. This is when the qigong set was first published by a Daoist priest in a Chinese training manual known as the Sinew-Changing Classic (Yijin Jing). The manual has two forged prefaces attributed to famous historical generals that trace the exercise through a chain of heroes and holy men back to Bodhidharma. The exercise has no martial applications, so the idea of him physically teaching boxing to the monks of Shaolin didn't come until much later. In fact, this particular evolution of the legend did not come about until the early 20th-century publication of a Chinese satirical novel known as the Travels of Lao Can (laocan youji). The author obviously mistook the exercise for martial arts and claimed that Bodhidharma had taught the monks boxing. This mistake was later repeated in several bestselling martial arts manuals, thus allowing the legend to become a part of the social fabric of martial arts practitioners. The story is still circulating today. The idea that Bodhidharma created ALL martial arts is a much, much later adaptation of the early 20th-century mistake. For more about the Bodhidharma legend, see my research paper "A Venerated Forgery: The Daoist Origins of Shaolin's Famous Yijin Jing Manual." See the references therein for a wider perspective.
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There are no contemporary Indian records about his life. The only records that do mention him come from China. They are very contradictory in nature as they say he was from Pe…rsia or from different areas of India.
There is no indication that he was killed. I believe your question might have been influenced by the film 7am Arivu. It is simply a fictionalization of the monk's life. Chines…e records simply state that he died. Given that he was supposed to be 150 years old (surely an embellishment), he probably died of old age.
In Chinese texts, Bodhidharma is referred to as "the Blue-eyed Barbarian."
Yes..He is a Tamilan.He is a 3rd son of Pallava King(During Pallava Dynasty).He have went to China upon the request of His teacher..He reach China after 3 years journey by lan…d...One of the other fact,u can see all the BodhiDharma's pic..u can see his eyes is big n round.Chinese people eyes n not that round..their eyes r small...its one of the fact.Chinese have all their record,but they do not have the record of his early life....
First you ll need Nacl solution which has been dissolved in water and you have to find someone with the same DNA process as Bodhidharma and don't forget to add some crystal ic…e to the liquid after dissolving the Na cl in water. Next you ll need an german equipment hats a tank or a bathtub connected to a computer processed and the number should say and you should and some E which you can buy in some superstore and only one a year now E=MC2 so if you add the Nacl solution to this you will get the power but what you need to do is keep the person as the same DNA as Bodhidharma out of Sunlight. That's how you do it.
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That is impossible to say. There are no contemporary Indian records on his life. All we know about him comes from those of China. The records conflict with one another--th…ey state he is Persian or from various areas of India. Plus, there is no way of knowing where he was buried. This means that scientific genetic testing cannot be performed.This is a history in chen , japan & endoneshia is the best aplicate in science ?