Bodhidharma, Encounter with Emperor Xiāo Yǎn (Wu) 蕭衍

One of the greatest wisdom that I have learned! Emperor Wu: “How much karmic merit have I earned for ordaining Buddhist monks, building monasteries, having sutras copied, and commissioning Buddha images?” Bodhidharma: “None. Good deeds done with worldly intent bring good karma, but no merit.” Even in one interpretation of Bodhidharma Encounter with Emperor Xiāo …

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