The Bodhisattva Warriors: The Origin, Inner Philosophy, History and Symbolism of the Buddhist Martial Art Within India and China
This unique study of the genesis and development of the earliest form of Buddhist self-defense practiced by Chuan Fa monks and mystics shows both the ... Show synopsis This unique study of the genesis and development of the earliest form of Buddhist self-defense practiced by Chuan Fa monks and mystics shows both the philosophical and physical basis of the skills developed and passed on to subsequent generations. There are many who mistakenly believe Buddhism to be a predominately philosophical teaching that regards physical and spiritual being as incompatible, or even antagonistic, toward each other. This book seeks to reunite these concepts. Its teaching draws equally on the practices of Nothern Chinese Chaan Movement Meditation Traditions and on the South Chinese Esoteric(Mi Chiao) School - both secret traditions rarely revealed to the general public. Extensive appendices list the main Chinese dynasties, events during 1000 years of Indian and Chinese Buddhism, and translations of Bodhidharma's texts, including "The Six Gates, Entering the Buddha's Path, " and "The Treatise upon the Bloodline Teaching of True Dharma."