"Lamp Transmission" refers to the transfer of ineffable Zen wisdom from master to disciple. We see a cartoon version of Bodhidharma (Daruma), the first Zen master to travel to China.
Bodhidharma meditated silently in front of a wall for seven years. Once, during meditation, he fell asleep. So, he tore off his eyelids and cast them away. They grew into the first tea plants in China, which is a drink that discourages sleep. The Japanese words on this shirt say: First Zen Patriarch, Boddhidharma.
When asked about the highest truth, Bodhidharma replied, "Vast emptiness, no holiness."
Care Instructions: Machine wash warm, inside out, with like colors. Use only non-chlorine bleach. Tumble dry medium. Do not iron.
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