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Bodhidharma

2022

Ink and acrylic on paper


Genso Boku-Undo Sumi Ink, pigments and acrylics on Nishinouchi White Nakaban handmade Heritage Washi.


Bodhidharma was a semi-legendary Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Buddhism to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch.

The Sanskrit gives lines from the Lankavatara Sutra, which Bodhidharma brought with him to China, and is considered to contain foundational Zen Buddhist Teachings.

The orange characters are the traditional Chinese for "Chan" or "Zen.


25"x39" unframed



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