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Bodhidharma

[boh-di-duhr-muh] /ˈboʊ dɪˈdʌr mə/
noun
1.
died a.d. c530, Indian Buddhist philosopher and missionary: founder of Ch'an in China, which was later called Zen in Japan.
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Bodhidharma

/ˌbəʊdɪˈdɑːmə; ˌbɒd-/
noun
1.
6th century ad, Indian Buddhist monk, who taught in China (from 520): considered to be the founder of Zen Buddhism
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the Indian founder of Zen Buddhism in China (Ch'an), c. late 5th century AD, who taught the Lanka-Vatara Sutra

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