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Bodhidharma’s teacher, Prajnatara

The following is a recent Tozen teaching on Bodhidharma’s Teacher, Prajnatara:

“In Chinese and Japanese Zen history, Prajnatara is depicted as a man. But there is strong evidence that Prajnataraactually was a woman, a great Mahayana yogini from southern India (Kerala) whom had no problems demonstrating the power and true light of Mahayana. (This is btw shown in the movie by her direct exorcism of a powerful demon possessing the mind of King Simhavarman of the Pallava dynasty and father of Bodhidharma). read more

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