China. Henan province. Dengfeng city. Mount Song. Dharma Cave..The rugged and precipitous staircase to the Dharma Cave..Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th-6th century CE. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Ch'an (Sanskrit: Dhyana, Japanese: Zen) to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch. According to Chinese legend, he also began the physical training of the Shaolin monks that led to the creation of Shaolinquan (Shaolin Kungfu)..
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