lineage refers to the unbroken chains of enlightened Masters stretching back to the Buddha Shakyamuni. These Masters are the real foundation of the living tradition of Buddhist teaching and practice. true lineage insures that the Buddha's original message is preserved undistorted and in its essentials.

The most well-known, as perhaps the most important, of all Buddhist lineages are the Chan lineages (see Chan School), which begin with the transmission of the Mind Seal from the Buddha

Shakyamuni to the First Patriarch Maha Kashyapa.

For further information, see Dharma transmission.

1) Chinese: dzung , fa-mai , 2) Sanskrit: , 3) Pali , 4) Alternate translations

See Also: Chan School, Dharma transmission.

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