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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

Video November 14, 2023
60' 4"
Video January 9, 2020

Bodhidharma’s Enlightenment

David Weinstein

“No merit whatsoever!” Bodhidharma responds to Emperor Wu in Case 2, in the Book of Serenity. David follows Bodhidharma’s path, and the process of practice.

55' 17"