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Bodhidharma Comes and Goes (MK43)


a. Bodhidharma was last seen heading back to India, wearing one sandal. Why did he return to India?

b. Someone comes to you in a dream and asks you why Bodhidharma came from the West. If you don’t answer, you fail your responsibility. What will you say?

c. Bodhidharma’s relics are in front of the gate. Go get them and bring them here.

—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 43