According to Falun Gong ideology, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has been responsible for the systematic destruction of tradition Chinese culture. However, from a
Obviously not, as many times such a teacher must accept a simple life premised upon living in a state of voluntary poverty. In such an existence, it is cultural knowledge and the ability to ‘see’ what others cannot see that is the common currency.
The Chan doctrine of the Mind was handed down through Mahakasyapa and his successors in India and reached China where it was eventually transmitted to Master Hui-neng, its Sixth (Chinese) Patriarch. This was the Transmission of the Right Dharma which then flourished (all over China).
Down with bourgeois racism and the misrepresentation of Chinese Ch’an Buddhist culture!
Occasionally, the Ch’an Records indicate that monastics on occasion learned from enlightened members of the lay community. Never take on airs and graces, because a vagrant living under a bridge might well be another Vimalakirti.
It is amazing to consider that Ch’an Master Han Shan still sits-upright in modern China – hundreds of years after his passing whilst sat in meditation. What an example to set for us all…