Did you ever wonder if Buddhism is real or just phake advertising . . .
meant to distract you from the real happiness of life? If there were no Buddhism would people create it or would they be more satisfied?
Probably not, would you recognize trump as a Buddha if he paid you a state visit?
After his transmission Daruma went to China and was welcomed at the court of Emperor Wu, a long financial supporter of Buddhism.
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.”
Emperor Wu: “So what is the highest meaning of noble truth?”
Bodhidharma: “There is no noble truth, there is only emptiness.”
Emperor Wu: “Then, who is standing before me?”
Bodhidharma: “I know not, Your Majesty.”