DARUMA gazing at cave walls,Bodhidharma carving Zushi, New,Free shipping
- Zushi = Height 11 cm X Width 7 cm X Depth 5.3 cm
- Wood = Boxwood (Japanese = Tsuge)
- Both outer door & curtain panel of Zushi can be lifted
- Drawer of Zushi can be opened or closed
DARUMA - Father of Zen Buddhism
Sanskrit = Bodhidharma; a sage from India
Chn. = Pútídámó 菩提達磨, Dámó, Damo, Tamo
Jp = Daruma 達磨, Bodaidaruma 菩提達磨
Jp. = Daruma Daishi 達磨大師, Krn. = Dalma, Talma 달마
Tibetan = Bodhidharmottāra or Dharmottāra; considered an Arhat.
In Tibet/China/Japan, he is an avatar of Avalokitêśvara (J = Kannon).
In Japan, famous monks like Gyōki & Eisai are his avatars.
In Tamil Nadu (southern India), he is known as போதிதர்மன்
Bodhi = Enlightened, Dharma = Universal Law.
The historical Bodhidharma (known as Daruma in Japan) was an Indian sage who lived sometime in the fifth or sixth century AD. He is commonly considered the founder of Chan (Zen) Buddhism 禅, and credited with Chan's introduction to China. (Important Note: Zen is the term used in Japan, but Daruma's philosophy arrived first in China, where it flowered and was called Chan Buddhism. Only centuries later does itbloom in Japan, where it is called Zen).