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    Chán.

    I'll get to it.
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    So this is basically The Da Vinci Code for the Chan Buddhists?

    I'm pretty sure they took that vignette straight from Master Po talking to a young Qián Guānchāng.

    Ko..Po....hmmm someone watched Kung Fu.

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    I thought this book was better than the Da Vinci Code, but to be honest, I had an abnormal aversion to the Da Vinci Code.

    A Sudden Dawn has fight scenes, philosophy, ummm a love story, and ppl traverse rivers and mountains. It even has a chapter where they hang out with an old chinese trapper and help him hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    I'm pretty sure they took that vignette straight from Master Po talking to a young Qián Guānchāng.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    Ko..Po....hmmm someone watched Kung Fu.
    I think "Da Mo" is a tranliteration of an actual Chinese name for Bodhidharma. And Hui Ko is also the name of an historical figure in Chan Buddhism if I'm not mistaken (I learned all of this from the afterward of the novel).
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    “You are right. Even a mind that sees the truth can easily be swayed. To resist requires great strength. That is why we train to forge a strong will. We perform rituals to prepare our spirit for the true path. We read scriptures to inspire us. We build temples and create myths to attract young minds. We promise them miracles … bliss … nirvana. We strengthen their resolve for years, until finally they are ready to accept that there are no miracles, no bliss, no nirvana, only the simple beauty of what they have always known."

    Above is a little clip from toward the end of the book; just to give another glimpse of the philosophy espoused by the author. The main thing that annoyed me about this is that there are hints and glimpses that Da Mo DOES have the ability to perform miraculous feats. Sort of flies in the face of the quote above which I quite like actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordbd View Post
    I think "Da Mo" is a tranliteration of an actual Chinese name for Bodhidharma. And Hui Ko is also the name of an historical figure in Chan Buddhism if I'm not mistaken (I learned all of this from the afterward of the novel).
    I'm getting this doll to go right next to my Guan Yu doll.

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    Whatever that weapon is, its incredible.
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    It's the Shovel of Wisdom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordbd View Post
    Whatever that weapon is, its incredible.
    It's my favorite of them all, actually.

    Let's put it in motion shall we? This is from a Greek instructor from our lineage.



    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...=104043&page=1

    And of course this great scene:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg_6TIxvjFY&t=132s
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