Original Chinese Language Article: By Progressive Network (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) In China it is common to see people in tattered clothes haunting bridges,
Their presence in China serves to remind us of the unique Shaolin Temple tradition, and is the consequence of the fame of this temple’s reputation spreading throughout the world. Not only this, but China now exports martial arts equipment and training DVD’s, and Chinese teachers regularly teach abroad.
Original Chinese Language Article: By Bailin Ch’an Temple (Translated By Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) The visit to the Bailin Ch’an Temple occurred between the 9th and
Nagarjuna – who read virtually all the known Buddhist sutras of his time, deduced that the Buddha was teaching from this philosophical position – which by necessity – has no position.
Xu Yun achieved this by requesting that the well known Tibetan Lama living in China – the Venerable Dong Bao – also known as the ‘The Dharma King of the Four Gems’, be sent to Tibet to mediate between the Tibetan authorities and the Nationalist Government. Xu Yun was sent to personally meet with Dong Bao and deliver a Government letter requesting his help. At first Dong Bao declined due to old age, but Xu Yun said that the Tibetan people still tremble at the memory of a previous punitive Chinese army led by Zhao Er Feng – and that bloodshed could be avoided through discussion.
‘The Master Xu Yun replied, “The title ‘Monk’ is just a name, for there are holy monks and worldly monks. It is not fair to blame the whole Sangha because there are one or two bad monks. Can we blame Confucius because there are bad Confucian scholars?