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Bodhidharma s Teaching

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Lin Kok Collection

Bodhidharma’s Teaching

Author

:Ven. Eshin Godfrey, Ven. Guren Martin
Ven. Sik Yin Tak, Susan Kong

Editor

:Lin Kok Series Editorial Board
Publisher:Tung Lin Kok Yuen, Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
Tel : 852-2572 2437 Fax : 852-2572 4720

Tung Lin Kok Yuen, Canada Society

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First Edition June 2001
Price : HK$60.00

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The Lin Kok Collection

In 1935, the late Lady Ho Tung founded Tung Lin Kok
Yuen in Hong Kong with the objective of fostering Buddhist
education and training people to be knowledgeable in
Buddhism.

At that time, the Yuen published a Buddhist magazine,
“The Light of Humanity”, which was distributed locally as
well as overseas. It included many outstanding articles.

Now, with the purpose of carrying on Lady Ho Tung’s
mission of spreading Buddhism to humankind, Members of
the Yuen have published “The Lin Kok Collection”. The Lin
Kok Collection is a compilation of writings by learned authors,
at home and abroad, with expert knowledge of Buddhism, and
bound into a book; so that others may be able to study and
reflect on the true meaning of Life.

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5.Bodhidharma’s Teaching

Dharma Masters

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Contents

Venerable Eshin Godfrey

Bodhidharma’s Teaching (I) .......................................................... 1
Bodhidharma’s Teaching (II) ......................................................... 6
Four Noble Truths ........................................................................ 12
Six Realms .................................................................................... 18
Breathing Meditation .................................................................... 23
The Way of Bodhisattva ............................................................... 36
Essential Teaching of the Transmission of Mind (I) ...................... 41
Essential Teaching of the Transmission of Mind (II) ..................... 46
Bodhicitta....................................................................................... 53

Venerable Guren Martin

The Original Teacher Shakyamuni Buddha .................................. 57
Arising through Causal Condition ................................................. 65
The Three Seals of the Dharma ................................................... 70
Six Realms ................................................................................... 74
The Meaning of Practice and Enlightnment ................................. 80
Buddhist Meditation ..................................................................... 90

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The Three Essentials of Ch’an practice ...................................... 95
Great Master Bodhidharma ......................................................... 99
Silver Mountains and Iron Cliffs ................................................... 104

Venerable Sik Yin Tak

The Comparison of Buddhadharma and Philosophy ................... 109
Inner Potential and Power .......................................................... 114
Benefits in Believing in Buddha and Reciting Buddha’s name ..... 119
On Significance of Observing Disciplirary Codes ........................ 126
The 3 meanings of July 15th
Self-Confession day for Monks ............................................ 134

Susan Kong

The Practice of Meditation .......................................................... 141
The Buddhist Doctrine ................................................................ 172
External/Worldly Success and Internal/Spiritual Achievement ..... 177
Commentary on the Reported Mass Suicide in America ............ 182

BODHIDHARMA’S TEACHING (I)

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Bodhidharma was born around the year 440 in
Kanchi, the capital of the southern Indian kingdom of
Pallava. He was a Brahman by birth and the third son of
King Simhavarman. When he was young he was converted
to Buddhism and later received instruction in the Dharma
from Prajnatara, whom his father had invited from the
ancient Buddhist heartland of Magadha. Prajnatara was
a master in the Dhyana school of Buddhism which was
later transliterated to Ch’an in Chinese, Zen in Japanese
and Son in Korean. It was Prajnatara who told
Bodhidharma to go to China. Bodhidharma arrived in
China about 475, traveled around for a few years and finally
settled at Shaolin temple.
Bodhidharma had only a few disciples, including
laypeople, both men and women. His was the first teaching
of the Dhyana school outside of India. It was in China,

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