Friday, November 4, 2011

True History of Bodhidharma Life

Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th/6th century and is traditionally credited as the leading patriarch and transmitter of Zen (Chinese: Chan, Sanskrit: Dhyana) to China. He was the third son of a Tamil king of the Pallava Dynasty. According to Chinese legend, he also began the physical training of the Shaolin monks that led to the creation of Shaolinquan. However, martial arts historians have shown this legend stems from a 17th century qigong manual known as the Yijin Jing.

Little contemporary biographical information on Bodhidharma is extant, and subsequent accounts became layered with legend, but some accounts state that he was from a Brahman family in southern India and possibly of royal lineage.However Broughton (1999:2) notes that Bodhidharma's royal pedigree implies that he was of the Kshatriya warrior caste. Mahajan (1972:705–707) argued that the Pallava dynasty was a Tamilian dynasty and Zvelebil (1987) proposed that Bodhidharma was born a prince of the Pallava dynasty in their capital of Kanchipuram[4] Scholars have concluded his place of birth to be Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India.

After becoming a Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma traveled to China. The accounts differ on the date of his arrival, with one early account claiming that he arrived during the Liú Sòng Dynasty (420–479) and later accounts dating his arrival to the Liáng Dynasty (502–557). Bodhidharma was primarily active in the lands of the Northern Wèi Dynasty (386–534). Modern scholarship dates him to about the early 5th century.

Throughout Buddhist art, Bodhidharma is depicted as a rather ill-tempered, profusely bearded and wide-eyed barbarian. He is described as "The Blue-Eyed Barbarian" in Chinese texts.

The Anthology of the Patriarchal Hall (952) identifies Bodhidharma as the 28th Patriarch of Buddhism in an uninterrupted line that extends all the way back to the Buddha himself. D.T. Suzuki contends that Chán's growth in popularity during the 7th and 8th centuries attracted criticism that it had "no authorized records of its direct transmission from the founder of Buddhism" and that Chán historians made Bodhidharma the 28th patriarch of Buddhism in response to such attacks.

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148 comments:

keerthana subburaj said...

realy proud to be a tamizhan

Jaymez said...

Tamil Nadu is proud of him!

Karthikeyan said...

Karthikeyan
I am proud to be a Tamilian from Kshetriya caste and we missed Guru bodhidharma's Art, Meditation and everything.
InFact Totally we missed him.

Anonymous said...

i can't believe he is an indian

Rajagopal said...

proud to be thamizhan, but the kumudham weekly magazine tells it's comment that the film 7aum arivu is a normal film, I realy shoked.
-rajagopal

tamilan said...

Tamilan has high talents with him. This is a example. it it great. i love him.

Ganesh Raju said...

A COMMUNITY THAT COMPRISES NEARLY 1/3RD OF THE WORLD POPULATION HAS ITS ROOTS DIRECTLY FROM A THAMIZHAN... FEELNG PROUD TO BE A TAMIZHAN.....,,

Rajesh said...

Bodhidharma is really great, and i proud to be a Tamizhan ...

basith said...

epa tha da tamilan na irka perumaiya irku......

Anil Kumar Reddy said...

Bodhidharma is great man. His life story is really great.


Thank u

Anonymous said...

fantastic recovery

deepthi monica said...

very energy to say as i am a tamil girl

jayeshathithya said...

jayesh athithya.............
i am proud him about bodhidharman.bodhidharma we are all really missed you.anyway plz blessing all tamilian people.we are all need ur blessing.

srinivasan said...

Thamizhan Endru Sollada Thalai Nimirndhu Nillada.

Thiruppi addikannum

Nijam said...

really feeling proud about Mr.A.R.Murugadoss who gave re birth to Bodhidharman and who created an awareness in the minds of indian especially tamilians.

praveen said...

Praveen(name of act) said....Proud to beTamizhan. His life to be really great... Thank u...

Anonymous said...

proud 2 be an INDIAN

Anonymous said...

proud to be an indian true indian....love you bodhidharma...pls bless all indians....

Anonymous said...

the great bodhidharman are tamilan and i proud be tamilan... the kalari martial become shaolin kung fu and ayurvedic become chinese medicine. its good when other are trying to learn our culture. but not to erase our identity by forgetting them. thank u murugodass a director that making the film. lot india not know abt history. u affort help others know abt their history...a big credit 4 u sir from me....

Anonymous said...

i am proud 2 be an tamilian,,,,,........ its amazing but we miss him totally

uday krishna said...

iam proud to be an indian that the great scientist was lived in our country n plz identify to know many more legends plz plz plz plz

AMIRTHAVALLI said...

amirthavalli
thanks to mr.murugadoss to give such a movie.till now we never knew that who is BODHIDARMA because of this movie 7 aum arivu only now we know a great person called BODHIDARMA lived.

I AM PROUD TO BE AN TAMILIAN

Anonymous said...

i am what i am, a mix of two legends and the expected! Confused? Time will answer the riddle.

veno said...

I am very very proud to be Tamilan!
Thank you to the director of 7Am Arivu for gave such awareness about our Tamilan and Bodhidharma. How sad many among us didn't know there is person called Bodhidharma existed and he is a Tamilan.

Yea...tiruppi adikkanum!

s peria karuppan said...

Thanks to mr.murugadoss to give such a movie.till now we never know that who is BODHIDARMA because of this movie 7 aum arivu only now we know a great person called BODHIDARMA lived.

I AM PROUD TO BE AN TAMILIAN

s peria karuppan

venugopal said...

please read this
we must not be proud but ashamed for digging a pit and closing the nature into it .modern science has ruined indian and tamizhian's culture.let the youngsters of india rise and deplenish pollution .7th sense or 7 aum arivu must be seen by every tamizhizan otherwise he is not an tamizhian

mahendhira varman.j said...

very.....very. ....proud of him....but we misd him and his talents...he must hav stayed in tamizh nadu itself....

eswary said...

i really feel great to be an indian...as an indian we should feel great of our culture n talent...but people nowdays feel shame to follow our super culture....so guyz n gurls love our culture n try to follow it...=}

aishwarya venugopal said...

IAM REALY PROUD TO BE AN TAMIZHAN.BODHIDHARMA IS AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL TAMIZHANS

aishwarya venugopal said...

Iam really proud to be an tamizhan.bodhidharma is an great example for all tamizhans.

rhubbasri said...

wow!!! IM VErY3 Proud to be an indian... what a discovery?? Amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

i am really proud of him. He is a real superman. He is a hero for tamilan

Prawin kumar said...

Very excited n proud that our tamilnadu is well developed in those days....N congrats to surya:-). N director who designed the movie...:-)

Prekesh said...

I love bodhi dharman. I am his favourite fan.

Anonymous said...

Its a shame that tamilians do not know who is bodhi dharman !!! i sincerely request other tamil directors to do some research and produce such movies and prove to others that we tamilians are not to be looked down by others. Do remember that there are also tamilians all over the world and we also want to know our roots. Proud to be tamilian !!!

Prince christ said...

prince; realy proud of u tamillan,
because the all tamil persons r know the martial arts , Bodhidharma is a one of the person.............

7 THINGS TO SHOULD KNOW said...

u people up in the comments do not know , who he was , and were where you from , u ill obviously forget him, u people dont understand y we are strife d off this part of lineage ,people , dont be proud of the partial knowledge u got from movies, have a bit of curtsy on ur ownself , u dont care about the place u stay , u dont care about anything but ur pleasures in life, people grow up know something atleast.

Nanthani Gul said...

I proud 2 b a indian....we really mizz bodhidarman 4 tiz century... wat a brilliant man... 4m de 7am arivu movie we noe bout him very well...anyway 10q 4 de movie...

ruthra, bhuvi, gauthami,geetha said...

tamizhan endru sollada, thalai nimirndhu nillada.......proud to b tamilian......gauthami, geetha, bhuvi, ruthra

Anonymous said...

Tamil means vivegam & veeram. So all tamilians are warriors. There is no caste base difference. Tamil - Maram - Veeram & Vivegam. Ithilum shatriya caste endru ondru illai. Shatriyam endra oru solle num tamilil illai.


Acham enbathu madamaiyada
Anjamai tamilan udaimaiyada.
aarilum saavu noorilum saavu
Tamil Thainilam kappathu kadamaiyada.

Bodhidharman valgha! Tamil pattru melonguga!! Tamil Valgha!


Vizhithezhu tamila inuyum urangathey!!

Veera Tamil Kulam

Thiruvetta Ayyanar Thunai!!
Anjaneyar Thunai!!
Chera! Cholzha! Pandian Thunai!!

BALRAJ said...

He is a monk and not material to be owned.. Rather then shouting how proud we are to be Tamil.. Be and do something to prove to this world that we are precious rather then boasting with the name of great Bhodidharman who belongs to everyone..

KAVITHAPRIYA.G said...

i am very proud be a tamilian as my father's native palce is aslo kanchipuram bodhi dharma god is like my family member

kamal said...

HE IS ONE OF THE BEST OF TAMILAN,SO WE ARE PROUD HIM .

karthi the thamizhan!!! said...

proud to be a thamizhan...

Dillu said...

Proud to be an Tamizhan

shriram said...

proud to be,not a student,a tamilan

uma said...

be an indian ,we proud for bodhi dharma

viji said...

hi diz s viji frm cbe, i had seen 7am arivu flim aft tht ly i cam 2 knw abt (bodidharma) am realy vry proud 2 say tht am a thamizhan, each and every thamizhan shld knw abt him

Ashwin said...

Our bodhi dharma is no more but as a citizen we have to know one thing he is master of martial arts and he teached it to China but our young people not even comming forward to learn martial arts ..
Please learn martial arts and be equal to Chinese kung fu

For all you guys who posted the comment here some facts to see Bodhi Dharma :
Visit Mysore

From theretake a car and vist the Tibetian Monastry there you can see Bodhi Dharma
Ashwin

vijay krish said...

bodhi dharma is our god father.. we not see him before directly, but director A.R murugadoss shows his mass to all our peoples, hats off murugadoss sir, i hate surya movies.. but i saw his movie 7am arivu 3 times in near theatre........ proud to be a veera TaMiLaN.. i wish to murugadoss sir comming all projects will be successful four him like ILAYA THALAPATHY starrer THUPPAKKI..............

arjun said...

WHY ARE YOU ALL SAYING AS TAMILIANS, KERALITES SO ON... WE ARE ALL INDIANS. TALENTED PERSONS LIKE BODHIDHARMA LIVED IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF INDIA.NOW ONLY YOU THE FAMOUS TAMILIAN REMEMBERED HIM, THAT IS ALSO BECAUSE OF THE SURYA STARRED FILM 7AAM ARIVU. FOR EX. THE MARTIAL ART "KALARI PAYATTU" HAD IT'S ORIGIN IN KERALA. THE INDUS VALLEY CIVILISATION OF OF NORTHERN INDIA IS ALSO A GOOD EXAMPLE. SO ITS BETTER TO SAY "PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN"

Anonymous said...

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soumitra das said...

hey i am not anonymous.I am soumitra Das from Odisha.Just read what Arjun (commentator) mentioned,kalariyapattu.We have Paika vidya(form of martial arts(the 8th sense and higher).So lets prove the world "who is the BOSS" and wait search for the last reincarnation (10th) of Lord Vishnu ,Kalki.Dare ,try to know about him.He is the only hope for this decaying cultural civilisation to rectify and survive.

hari said...

"Bhodidharma" is a great man. We are now proud to be a Tamilan. But all this credits by revealing bodhidharma's history to world goes to "AR Murugadoss" and "Surya"

Priya Boopathy said...

We are Indians really being an Indian we should feel proud. But its really shame on us that we didn't know the history!!! where we are? we don't even have the single percent talent of Bodhidharma!!!!

Priyadarshini said...

Being a malayali girl i'm proud to speak tamil bcos i love tamil tradition,culture & their love towards each other & i even like tamil movies and heroes.... i like the film 7am arivu very much bcos there is a message in that for present generation people and students to bring out the talent wat is there in you....we can't become Bodhidharma but be Dharmathin Thalaivan.......

Anonymous said...

he is an practitioner of buddha teachings,which is light of world , pls understand and practice buddha. for the welfare of all beings.its very simple i.e ,practice only good ,avoid all evils..

Anonymous said...

e thought zen, means meditation, so there is no importance of any language e spoke,e is pride lies only practicing , propogating, buddhas teaching, a way of life...ASOKA THE GREAT, VALLUVAN(SRAMANAR,MEANS AN MONK) ,ARAVANA ADIGALAR,AVVAIAR,BODDHI DHARMAN,ALFRED CUNNINGHUM,ASI founder,albert einstien, DR ambedkar,Jhon madison american constituition drafter, japan korea,............................................. and more

varshini said...

I saw the film Elam arivu iunderstand about the historic period of bodidarama

and i have learnt we should do regular meditation to get a healtybody

dasaradan said...

in india` we tamilians are crossing more records and high involvement in and every fiels but not only in our country in all country we are not respective~unedrstand our feelings

dhanush said...

i am tamilan i am very proud of my self

Anonymous said...

Iam very proud to be a tamilan! and, iam interested in research about bodhidharma. please keep posting! thank you!

preethivimal said...

preethivimal-im very proud to be tamil women..hats of mr.murugadas sir..surely the film 7um arivu shoud get national award..especialy for director

suresh said...

all tamilan are proud of him

jacqwin said...

without watching the flim named ealham arivu . some of the tamilians did not know who is bodhidharman. even i asked my family they said that they dont know .so by releasing this flim,some people know about him. my request is learn and love to learn about history. and dont cut history classes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



proud to be an tamilian

nishan said...

im nishan from bangalore,,, i dnt about tamil nadu bt i love tamil language its ancient... i dnt knw abt bodhi dharman... bt i heard little of him.. its wonderful we love& RESPECT OUR INDIAN HISTORY...

sindhuja said...

Rather than saying that we are proud to be a tamilan, lets make our next generation to be proud. let the great saint Bodhidarma's DNA match with every indians DNA.

We are proud of you suriya sir. thanks to suriya and a.r.murugadoss for making every indian know about a great legend. hats off...

sivakumar said...

really hats off to murugadoss for giving a valuable information about bodhidarma history he is a great legend to tamil nadu we all should be proud to be tamilians.

Vdhya said...

Its realy proud to be an Tamilan,lets join our hands to bring our great tamil again by publishing about our great tamil saints again.... its realy proud to have a bodhidharam as tamilan....

philips said...

Tamizhan's is living in the whole world. The all tamizhan's have be proud of by bodhidharman..

philips said...

Tamizhan's is living in the whole world. The all tamizhan's have be proud of by bodhidharman..

TAMIZHAN said...

thanks to director A.R.MURUGADOSS for spreading the lost history in INDIA about great master BODHIDHARMAN .PROUD TO BE TAMIZHAN. wish i had learned martial arts.

gowwe said...

oh.i.cccc

Anonymous said...

tamilan da

Anonymous said...

idhellam andha dongleee oda velayadhaan irukkanum........ :p

vinay said...

Really the bodhidharam s great proved b an indian, bt he should ve nt go to china, if he would stayed in indian really our country would become great & still more powerful & now also our india s great & powerful .'I LOVE MY COUNTRY '

JAI GOKUL said...

Thank u for give a good film about the bodhidharma & give some film
about great scientist in tamizlan.
Thank u A.R.Murugadass



(I REALLY LOVE TO BE A TAMIZLAN)

Maran said...
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Maran said...

Bodhidharma is a wonderfull man in tamilist...... One day i will be become a Archaeologist for research the HISTORY of KINGS...... Its my AIM......

Anonymous said...

i m really proud to be a tamilian

ram said...

movie 7th sense is not real life history of monk bodhidharma he was a monk in 5th century ad so how can he get married and stay in monastry director has made a total injustice to indian history and legend

ram said...

bodhidharma's life history is full of mystery and he entered budhism at the age of 7 so how can he get narried and his guru monk pragnathara was also a monk and director has shown that his guru is also married and he has decived history and has made only a glamor full movie coz bodhidharma has entered china at the age of 140+,,,, he has never shown abt that in movie so its not a historical movie its just a fiction......

Anonymous said...

"Thamilan yendru sollada Thalai Nimirndhu nillada"..
Bodhidarman is a precious icon for Tamilan especially for Indians...

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proud to be tamilian
in fact there are lots that this race has given to the whole world ,but deny identity

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True Indian. By heart and Blood said...

Really really proud that he came from the same country as him. But I don't understand why he had to go to China and transfer his wisdom to the Chinese people! He should have gave India his wisdom. Not China! And yet what did China do? Apart from trying to take down India?? China is now really famous for the martial arts especially Kung Fu. And although it's originated from India, India never gets a mention and Indians don't use it! China used Bodhidharma! They used his wisdom and yet he didn't think of giving it to his own country! Really proud, but I don't want to be proud of someone who gave his powers to someone else when his own country was and still is, in the need of it!

Anonymous said...

Bothidarman en chellakutti.nan 7am arivu padathil than avarai parthen.he is very chellakutti for me.enakku avar methu paithiyam.avarai pol nanum akuven.

Anonymous said...

I would really proud of tamilan fasith.i would become a research for damo in my life.daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamo

Anonymous said...

Bodidraman may be a Tamilian. All the historical records so far admit that. But The Tamil movies like 7am Ariviu.. should not made to be the only answer for you to be proud as a Tamilian. Remember knowledge can be distorted by movies like this. Please do proper readings. Don't start hanging Surya's picture and put sambrani for him, your DNA wont change.

Anonymous said...

Lot of Tamils, including the educated one, got very excited after watching 7am Arivu,just like many other movies of Tamil heros/gangsters full of stupidity. Compare this movie with movie Gandhi. What do you think? Tamils should disregards Tamil movies as a source to feed their conciousness and identity. We will be destroyed as a proud nation.

Anonymous said...

Dr,A,Chandra Bose
Assistant Professor in History, H.H.The Rajah's College, Pudukkottai - 622 001, mobil-9443280819

Bodhi Dharma and Pallavas were Tamils. Now they are living in Pudukkottai District. I am having strong evidence. I will publish it shortly.

Anonymous said...

im happy to be hindu the whole tamilnadu is proud of him

gowtham.karur said...

tamizhan endrum uyarndhavan bodhidharma is a great man in india

ROHAN said...

Bodhidharma is really great,not only Bodhidharma also Thiruvallavur and many others also.who born in India,and travel every part of the country.

Anonymous said...

bodhidarma is the best.....the want bodhidarma mistake go to China....because konfu all come learn from INDIAN...........bad China...........eeeeeeeeeee geram betulah..........In the world Indian relagion is the frist.....:)

Anonymous said...

ya...........:)badddddddddddd CHINA......

vinod bezawada said...

Bodhidharma is really great.i was some feel Bodhidharma is not Andra god but i really proud Bodhidharma is Indian.

Anonymous said...

Pallava dynasty in not tamil dynasty.
Please try to learn about the history of pallava dynasty, they are north india dynasty and they one time capture most place of tamilnadu and
kept their capital as kanchi. So there is no chance of bodhidharma to be a tamilan and there is no this kind of great martial arts practiced by tamil people. Only in kerala chera dynasty only kalariphyattu have been practiced by many communities in their state . Now its also little find in kanayakumari because it as under the control of chera dynasty till 1960's.

Anonymous said...

Seems most are proud to be a Tamil because of Bodhi-Tharuman. (that is correct pronunciation based on way his name is written in Thai, Vietnamese and others.)

In fact you guys should be ashamed that you do not know him in the first place till the movie arrived.

I agree with some who point out that There seems some confusion as to who he really is. Kancipuram is seat of Brahmins from Northern India. They instigated the formation and building of Pallava Empire. And expansion of Pallava Empire all the way to Sumatra in Indonesia. Pallava scripts are still available there among the Batak people.

BUT, the people making up Pallava empire are all Tamils. The Kings are also Tamils. The spiritual advisors were Brahmins. Since Bodhi-Tharuman was kicked out of Pallava Kingdom, we can fairly assume that he was indeed a Tamil Brahmin whose extremist thinking was not wanted in the Pallava Empire.

He could be like the EV Ramaswamy or Rajaji who were not happy with mainstream Brahmins and supported the rise of Tamils against the Brahmin rule.



Anonymous said...

ALEX ROGER
i proud to be tamizlan

raja said...

i proud to say ksathriya caste and kancheepuram (rajavarman)

Anitha reddy. D said...

I have read all the comments(literally). Every one are either proud of being TAMILIAN or KSHATRIYAN but none came across to be proud for being INDIAN or a citzen who were born on the land where BODHIDHARMAN was said to be born. wow! I am sorry to say this but it is disgustingly creepy cheap. Please do not get angry. Let me tell u all something that none of u know. EVEN BODHIDHARMAN WOULD NOT WANT U TO FEEL THIS WAY WHERE U R SINCIERLY FEELING OF BEING KHSATRIYAN OR TAMILIAN. You know why? Because none of you even know who he was so let me tell you. BUDDHISM WAS BORN AGAINST CAST AND OTHER BARRIERS FORMED IN BRAHMIN DOMINATED HINDUISM IN INDIAN PENINSULA AND BODHIDHARMA WAS BUDDHIST MONK AS U ALL KNOW (LEGENDER EVEN SAY THAT HE IS RE-INCARNATION OF BUDDHA HIMSELF) and u r talking of TAMIL AND KSHATRIYA? so first learn to be proud for being born on the land BODHIDHARMAN AND BUDDHA were born and not get emotional for being belonging to a particular caste or language. And if your self conscious does not permil to do so; then u are free to curse me as I am just a water drop on lotus leaf for your emotions.

Anitha reddy. D said...

Any one amongs given below never wanted to be BELONGED to anything or anyone but they always wanted to be BELONGED TO EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING. They are as followed: JESUS CHRIST, MAHA BODHI(BUDDHA), MOTHER THERESSA, GOD(ALLAH, SHIVA,VISHNU ETC;), AND ALL THE RELEGIOUS POSSITIVE PLACES AMONGST HUMAN OCCUPIED EARTH AND MOTHER NATURE HERSELF. so have a good life and good times. sorry for being rude and sour. HONESTLY. I do not know the other way.

BINOD KANNAN said...

bodhi dharama will you re born in 21 century

Anonymous said...

Paritranaya sadhunam.. vinashayacha dushkrutam.. dharma samsthapanarthaya, sam bhavami yuge yuge!!

Anonymous said...

From nothing came verything, like it from tamilan came lifly things

DoughtSharen said...

It was Tamil Movies Actor, Surya who brought to light about this historical Tamilian through his movie "7am Arivu"...thanks to Surya.

Anonymous said...

feeling proud to be a tamilian.Bodhidharma is great.I am really inspired by the movie 7am arivu.

Anonymous said...

hats of to Bodhidharma
renu poovarajan.really feeling proud to be a tamilian.

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Harish Kumar said...

Bodhidharma is great thamizhan

Harish Kumar said...

Iam realy proud to be all thamizhan.Bodhidharma is an great example of all thamizhans...

sooria Pillai said...

AWAKE AND RISE WE ALL R PROUD TO BE TAMIZHAN AS BODHIDHARMA BELONGS TO OUR COUNTRY. NOW ITS OUR TURN WE ALL HAV TO PROVE SO THAT THE OTHER GENERATION FELL PROUD OF US JUST TAKE A SMALL STEP AND SAY NO TO CORRUPTION AND TAKE ACTION AGAINST INJUSTICE.....
SUNDERRAJAN
PROUD TO BE TAMIZAN

Anonymous said...

Bodidraman is really great person, but not true indian, as like we nw in 21st century he did it long back. Like now how we r learning here & implementing it in other countries. He did d same at that time. Learnt all martial arts and given training in china, but not in india. If he would have spent his life in india nw india would have been NO 1 in martial arts.

A.shirajahamed said...

nan oru tamilan. Enaku prumaiya iruku

SHRI DARSHINI said...

IAM PROUD TO BE AN TAMILIAN.EVERYONE IN TAMIL NADU SHOULD DO SOME THING LIKE BODHIDHARMAN


BY.
SHRI
DARSHINI

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know that Bodhidharma wasn't actually a real person?

Anonymous said...

i really thank mr murugadoss amd surya for telling us about bodhidharma .thank u sooooooooooooooooo much .i really want to know more about him can u guys help me pleaseee?

Anonymous said...

proud to be an indian

Venkat Raman said...

Anyone know why bodhidharma went to chaina

Anonymous said...

check other sources too dont jump into conclusions just bcz u saw a film or some article addidos




abin mk said...

....Proud to be an INDIAN....

Shanmugavelu Vanarajan said...

Proud to be born in Tamil Nadu. I am residing in kerala and very awkward to notice Tamilians who have come their hometown for different trades find really hard to speak in their mother tongue.

Idiotic people dont recognize their value of their language.

I fight for Tamil and its power and the inferior feeling to speak in Tamil. Even the most talented and hardworking people (CHINESE) recognise a Tamilian's work.

VAAZHHA TAMIL, VALARHA TAMIL

Endrum Tamilukkaha

S.VANARAJAN

Anonymous said...

Guys Hang on. Don't get carried away. There are several stories about Bodhidharma. Some claim him from Persia. So his roots are debatable. So please don't jump to a conclusion that Bodhidharma was from Tamilnadu, just because a movie depicted it that way. It is only a movie with commercial interest and it could be far from truth.

Viswa said...

Hi,
The above blog is only giving one possible side of Bohidharma's origin and life history. There are few other locations historical evidences point at, like Kochi, Kondungallur, Persia and somewhere in Andhra as well. Bohidharma's origination from Kanchipuram is just a perception of convenince, especially by A.R.Murugadoss.

With regards to his origin,

-Tamizhan's and Malayali's: Please excuse me for my below comments:
Bodhidharma could have possibly born actually in Kanchipuram or Muzrin, Kodungallur,Kochi or Andhra. It makes zilch difference to our lives today. If we as Tamizhan and Malayali were smart enough we would have made use of this great man.If he had gone to China and transferred his knowledge to Chinese, then, for sure he would have done the same in India also before setting off to China. Now, why din't we Indians(Tamilians, Keralites, Andhrites..whoever)utilise his knowledge and floursih like Chinese.
Instead as mute spectators, we watched the Chinese take advantage of it. Now who won the race in reality. It is the Chinese. We are forced to admit.
The reason is from historical days to till date, we fight amongst ourselves over futile issues and let the core issue passby right under our nose.

-BODHIDHARMA if born in Kanchipuram does not add any greatness to todays Tamizhan. Infact they never knew his existence untill The movie 7AM Arivu cropped up from the mediocre disputable concepts unearthed by A.R.Murugadoss
- Same goes with Malayali's. If he was born in Kochi or Kodungallur. How does it matter.

Guys please.. read history, no problem. It is always good. But please stop your futile online disputes over facts which can never be pin-pointed convincingly.
Such are the unnecessary emotional disputes which till date prevents India from presenting herself as a
Single minded nation.

Tulasi Ram said...

Bhodhidharman (Butthivarma pallavan) now reborn with the same multitalented. Reach everyone soon in the name of "TULASI"

Tulasi Ram said...

Bodhidharman (Butthivarma pallavan) reborn again with the same multitalented. Rreach everyone soon in the name of TULASI.

Anonymous said...

“The life and legend of the 28th Zen Patriarch
Bodhidharma was distorted to suit the
requirement of the movie script, and hence, the
character of the monk suffered extensively. None
of the ‘historical' aspects as shown in the movie
are correct,” he argues. “Historical accounts say that Bodhidharma took
up Buddhism at an age of seven years and
travelled to China, at an age of 150 years, to
spread the Dhyana culture of Mahayana
Buddhism. But the movie depicts him as a married man with
two children, and that he took to Buddhism on
the way to China. And even worse, he was
shown as going to China to cure a disease and
teach fighting skills to the villagers,” Mr. Raghu
said. “Bodhidharma confined himself to a cave and
never spoke to people for nine years, and there
was no mention of Bodhidharma fighting with
anyone,” Mr. Raghu, a Buddhist researcher said.
His life and death were also depicted wrongly in
the movie, he added. “The young Bodhidharma was shown as
practicing martial arts in Kanchi town, whereas
my research shows that he practiced at the ‘Sri
Parvata' (Nagarjunakonda) area in Andhra
Pradesh. Bodhidharma, who attained the ‘vajra
kaya' status, which means that he was immune to diseases and poisons, had to be away from
the bustling metropolis like Kanchi town to attain
this state,” the researcher maintained. ‘Body never found' The movie also showed the exhumation of his
body, but historical accounts indicate that
Bodhidharma's body was never found when the
tomb was reopened,

Anonymous said...

The world knows the power of tamils

Viswa said...

World is going too fast my friend.
The west is fast becoming more and more powerful.We (Indians) just becoz we have grown in IT and every one has mobile phones are nicely sitting in illusion that we will become super power.It is impossible.
The west(countries like US) will never ever allow that.
And it is very easy for them to acheive that, becoz, they know Indians can be very easily divided and ruled.It is so easy to instigate an relegious rift in India.It is so easy to spark of a lingual rift in India. Just instigate all the south Indian states over the birth of Bodhidharma. That is good enough.
While the origin of Bodhidharma makes no sense or difference to our life's today.We are taking credit of someones origin whose existence we were not even aware of untill a Non-Credible guy made a commercial flick out of it.

priya Rakshna said...

bodhidharma a great person who lived in tamil nadu. we want your blessingggggggggggggggggggggg plz plz plz.

Anonymous said...

proud to be a tamilian. thamilan da

Anonymous said...

A great legendary with the soul spirit was the great bodhidharma

Dr. Abhimanyu Singh said...

Guys be proud to be an Indian. U are claiming to be his fan...but I guess he never preached inequality. U ppl call urself 21st gen. Wat is difference between u ppl and others, if u preach the same thing being different by claiming urself as thamilan. Our country is India that should be your pride not the place u live. Because u live in India. Grow up guys.

shantnu das said...

Today india need bodhidharma

shantnu das said...

U r ryt abhimanyu

sunil sharma said...

I am proud him I am Indian and all indian proud

mohammed alikhan, said...

Nice

Anonymous said...

Jai ho. Proud to be indian and feeling blessed that I born in this land where such high quality persons born.

krunal vaghela said...

We are proud of him because he is Indias farst
Doctor .......we love u bodhidharma .... we miss u....plz bles us

vinod mane said...

Not proud in only tamilian
Proud to be a Indian

Piyush Shukla said...

Sabse pehle wo ek india tha fir bad me tamilian shame on u guys

Anonymous said...

we are proud him coz he is indas first Doctor n i miss u bodhidharma

Alamgir Jamadar said...

Can I get the grantha written by him

Alamgir Jamadar said...

Can I get details about grantha written by him

ASHISH KALBANDE said...

I FEEL MUCH PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN ,,,AND BODHIDHARMAN WAS ALSO AN INDIAN...THIS PROVES THAT ,INDIA IS THE ONLY BIETHPLACE OF VARIOUS SPECTACULAR ARTS....REALLY.

vijaya said...

I proud to be as buddhist religion, buddisht great, tamilians just bodhidarma followers, we r real buddhist,....

Anonymous said...

I'm not an Indian but a zen practicioner