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When Bodhidharma Met Charlie Brown

This is the point, the whole point, and nothing but the point. In the 783,137 words of the Judaeo-Christian Bible, there is nothing even remotely touching the absolute clarity and totality of just this view of the ancient sage of Chan/Zen, Bodhidharma (5th century CE):

Maybe you might feel some sectarian bias to have inspired this pointing. Fair enough. Then our contemporary, Charlie Brown, will simplify Bodhidharma perfectly for you:

And my Teacher said it best of all: “Only don’t know…”

Now there’s your sectarian bias.

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