Patriarch Bodhidharma, Comes from the West to China
Bodhidharma--"Bodhi" meaning enlightened and
"Dharma" meaning the teachings--was the Twenty-Eighth Patriarch in
India. Why didn't he stay in India and be a Patriarch there? Why did
he go to China? Well, previously Shakyamuni Buddha made a prediction
that from the Twenty-eighth Patriarch on, the Great Vehicle teaching
should go to China. Thus it happened that Patriarch Bodhidharma sailed
from India to China.