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達摩祖師西來意
The Intention of Patriarch Bodhidharma's Coming from the West

化老和尚講述 by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua

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隻履西歸 遇見宋雲

於是達摩祖師就假裝入滅,人們將他裝在棺材埋到墳堙A以為沒有事了。可是就在同時,北魏有一個使臣叫宋雲,在秦嶺附近,也就是中國終南山那一帶,碰見達摩祖師,一隻手拎著一隻鞋,對宋雲說:「你的國家有事,國王今天死了,國內現在很亂,趕快回去呀!」

宋雲想:「我的國家沒有什麼事啊?」然後就問達摩祖師說:「那麼大師您到什麼地方去?」

他說:「我回印度去。」

「大師,您的法傳給誰了?」

達摩祖師說:「在中國四十年以後,可是也。」可,就是說慧可大師;我的法在中國四十年以後,有位慧可大師,就是我的傳法人。

As He Returns West Carrying One Shoe,
He Encounters Song Yun

Patriarch Bodhidharma then pretended to enter Nirvana. People buried his coffin and thought the matter was finished. However, right at that time, a diplomatic representative from Northern Wei called Song Yun met Patriarch Bodhidharma in the vicinity of the Qin Range on the road to Zhongnan Mountain. When they met, Patriarch Bodhidharma was carrying one shoe in his hand. He said to Song Yun, "The king of your country died today. Your country is in turmoil. Return quickly! There is work to be done."

Song Yun thought, "Nothing is happening in my country." Then he asked Patriarch Bodhidharma, "Great Master, where are you going then?"

"Back to India," he replied.

"Great Master, to whom did you transmit your Dharma?"

Patriarch Bodhidharma replied, "In China after forty years, there will be someone able ('Ke')." "Able" was a reference to Great Master Hui Ke.

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