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00244 The Story of the Second Zen Patriarch -- Ananda
Do you want to know what best-kept secret Ananda had, and why Sakyamuni Buddhasaid "none of the attendants of past and future Buddhas can outperform Ananda"? Ananda was the best attendant with multiple incredible qualities. He vowed to deliver sentient beings, serve ..(more)
00245 Story of the Third Zen Patriarch -- Sanakavasa
Do you want to know the whole story of the third Zen patriarch - Sanakavasa’s spiritual practice in the Himalayas? How did he, having attained magic powers through practicing heavenly Dharma, switch to practice the correct Dharma of Sakyamuni Buddha? And how did Ananda ..(more)
00246 Story of the Fourth Zen Patriarch--Upagupta
Highlights: The fourth Zen patriarch Upagupta was born in the sudras, the lowest social classamong four classes in India’s caste system, but during his childhood, he was ..(more)
00247 Story of the Fifth Zen Patriarch--Dhrtaka
Highlights: Do you know, before the birth of the Fifth Zen Patriarch—Dhrtaka, what special dream his father had? How did the Fifth Zen Patriarch meet ..(more)
00248 Story of the Sixth Zen Patriarch--Mikkaka
The sixth Zen Patriarch Mikkaka was born in central India. He became a monk after following the fifth Zen Patriarch Dhrtaka and attained the Great Dharma of Eye Treasury Method from the fifth Zen Patriarch. He met his future successor in his seniority and went to Nirvana after ..(more)
00249-1 Story of the Seventh and Eighth Zen Patriarches—Vasumitra and Buddhanandi
Vasumitra, the Seventh Zen Patriarch, originally had been running around with a wine gourd in his hand, but he was awakened by the Sixth Zen Patriarch Mikkaka who told a gatha by Shakyamuni Buddha Giving Life Marks, and remembered his previous lives, therefore, he took an oath ..(more)
00249-2  Story of the Ninth and Tenth Zen Patriarchs –Buddhamitra and Parsvika
Do you want to know why the Ninth Zen Patriarch hadn’t even walked a step or spoken a word until he was 50 years old, and why the Tenth Zen Patriarch had to wait for 60 years in his mother’s womb until he was born? Please listen to the interesting story of the Ninth and Tenth ..(more)
00250 The Story of the Eleventh Zen Patriarch--Punyayasas
Highlights: The Eleventh Zen Patriarch Punyayasas was quiet in nature since he was a child and bore the manner of a great spiritual practitioner. How did he get the ..(more)
00251 The Story of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Zen Patriarchs--Bodhisattva Asvaghosa and Kapimala
The twelfth patriarch Bodhisattva Asvaghosa was born at the end of the fifth century after Shakyamuni Buddha went into Nirvana. He had been a debater before becoming a monk. After getting initiated from the eleventh Patriarch, he was able to break all heretical ideas and ..(more)
00252 The Story of the Fourteenth Zen Patriarch--Nagarjuna Bodhisattva
The Fourteenth Zen Patriarch Nagarjuna Bodhisattva was born six-hundred years after Shakyamuni Buddha went into Nirvana. He was exceptionally gifted since he was a small child; because of hiskeen understanding of the sufferings and impermanence of this world, he went to live a ..(more)
00253 The Story of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Zen Patriarchs–Kanadaiba and Rahulata
Would you like to know how the fifteenth Patriarch Kanadaiba was tested by the fourteenth Patriarch Nagarjuna Bodhisattva? And how did the sixteenth Patriarch Rahulata receive initiation from the fifteenth Patriarch and follow him in spiritual practice? Please listen to ..(more)
00254-1 The Story of the Seventeenth Zen Patriarch--Sanghanandi
Sanghānandi, the Seventeenth Zen Patriarch, was the prince of the Kingdom of Shravasti. He often talked about Buddha's teaching since he was a child. He already felt bored of this world when he was only 7 years old and asked permission from the king, his father, to leave ..(more)
00254-2 The Story of the Eighteenth Zen Patriarch--Gayasata
The Eighteenth Zen Patriarch Gayasata once travelled to the country of Yueshi. There was a Brahman, Kumāralabdha, who had questions because of the peculiar behavior of his dog, and wished to obtain answers. This desire led him to meet with the Patriarch and he eventually ..(more)
00255 The Story of the Nineteenth Zen Patriarch--Kumarata
Do you want to know the story of the nineteenth Zen Patriarch Kumaralabdha? Why was his father reborn as a dog after death? Why did he, after attaining the key of the Dharma, run all the way to a place three thousand kilometers away just for one of his disciples? Please ..(more)
00256-1 The Story of the 20th Zen Patriarch--Jayata
When the twentieth Patriarch Jayata met the diligent ascetic Vasubandhu during his world travel while transforming sentient beings, Vasubandu was already very famous in that local area and had many followers. Why did the twentieth Patriarch say that Vasubandu was still ..(more)