Zen Lineage

Zen Lineage

Postby DarwidHalim » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:40 am

Hello All,

Does anyone know the lineage of Zen before Bodhidharma? If I am not wrong, he was twenty something lineage of Zen.
I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
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Re: Zen Lineage

Postby Meido » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:58 am

DarwidHalim wrote:Does anyone know the lineage of Zen before Bodhidharma? If I am not wrong, he was twenty something lineage of Zen.


Here you go. According to the formulation commonly found today, Bodhidharma is 28th (the first being Mahakasyapa)

Japanese versions of names shown first (sorry, I'm cutting and pasting from a Rinzai lineage chart):

BIBASHI BUTSU (Vipashyin Buddha)
SHIKI BUTSU (Shikhin Buddha)
BISHAHU BUTSU (Vishvabhû Buddha)
KUROSON BUTSU (Krakucchanda Buddha)
KUNAGONMUNI BUTSU (Kanakamuni Buddha)
KASHO BUTSU (Kâshyapa Buddha)

SHAKAMUNI BUTSU (Shakyamuni Buddha, ca. 490-410 BCE)

Makakasho Sonja (Mahâkâshyapa)
Anan Sonja (Ananda)
Shonawashu Sonja (Shanavâsa)
Ubakikuta Sonja (Upagupta)
Daitaka Sonja (Dhritaka)
Mishaka Sonja (Miccaka)
Basumitsu Sonja (Vasumitra)
Buddanandai Sonja (Buddhanandi)
Hakudamitta Sonja (Buddhamitra)
Kyo Sonja (Pârshva)
Hunayasha Sonja (Punyayashas)
Memyo Sonja (Ashvaghosha)
Kabimora Sonja (Kapimala)
Ryujyu Sonja (Nâgârjuna)
Kanadaiba Sonja (Kânadeva)
Ragorata Sonja (Râhulata)
Sogyanandai Sonja (Sanghânandi)
Kayashata Sonja (Gayashâta)
Kumorata Sonja (Kumârata)
Shayata Sonja (Jayata)
Basubanzu Sonja (Vasubandhu)
Manura Sonja (Manorhita)
Kakurokuna Sonja (Haklenayashas)
Shishi Sonja (Simha Bhikshu)
Bashashita Sonja (Basiasita)
Hunyomitta Sonja (Punyamitra)
Hannyatara Sonja (Prajnatara)

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