Chinese Buddhism before Bodhidharma

The following was taken from a master’s thesis by John A. Jorgensen, entitled, The Earliest Text of Ch’an Buddhism: The Long Scroll (1979).  The thesis vividly describes what China was like in the period 450-600—its social, economic, cultural and political landscape, of which the influential and wealthy Buddhist institutions were an integral part.  I had … Continue reading Chinese Buddhism before Bodhidharma