Here’s one way of looking at the origin of tea as told in the story of Bodhidharma, a meditation master from the 5th/6th century.
The life of Bodhidharma.
Bodhidharma traveled from India to China where he lived in a cave for 9 years.
Described as “a Brahman monk from South India” (645 CE), “the third son of a Brahman king of South India” (ca. 715 CE) and some traditions more specifically, describe Bodhidharma to be the third son of a Pallava king from Kanchipuram.
In history, Bodhidharma is described as “a Brahman monk from South India” (645 CE), “the third son of a Brahman king of South India” (ca. 715 CE) and other traditions, specifically, describe Bodhidharma to be the third son of a Pallava king from Kanchipuram.
The discovery of Bodhidharma’s burial temple in China has recently unearthed information about him.
Bodhidharma was an Indian Buddhist monk who traveled from India to China in the 5th century AD and propagated Mahayana Buddhism in China, which in China came to be known as Chan Buddhism.
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