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Zen Buddhism

I came to this land originally to transmit the Dharma and to bring deliverance from error. A flower opens five petals. The fruit of itself opens. – Bodhidharma

The Indian sage Bodhidharma journeyed into China around 520 AD, reviving Buddhism by his insistence on practicing meditation, or Zen as it came to be called, in any and all circumstances. His school took Buddhism away from a hierarchical, religious approach, and used common, everyday tasks as a means of achieving consciousness. Practical and non-pretentious, Bodhidharma was aware that the lower elements of one’s being, or "Ego", would rather discuss the Work than perform it, and appear to be an adept rather than actually be one.