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Bodhi-Dharma was Zen’s legendary founder.
  Sanskrit for "enlightenment"
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The word, "buddha," means "one who has achieved bodhi."
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  • Bodhi-Dharma was Zen’s legendary founder.
  • The Bodhi Tree at the temple was propagated from a line of trees originating with the Bodhi Tree under which the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.
  • Here was the wicked woman who accused the Master of impurity, all confounded; here was the teaching in the Deer-park; the miracle that stunned the fire-worshippers; here was the Bodhisat in royal state as a prince; the miraculous birth; the death at Kusinagara, where the weak disciple fainted; while there were almost countless repetitions of the meditation under the Bodhi tree; and the adoration of the alms-bowl was everywhere.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Sakyamuni Buddha Beneath the Bodhi Tree (carved schist, India, c.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
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Associated words [difficulty]:   bodhi , nirvana [4] , sutra [7] , mandala [8] , satori [8]
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