Bodhidharma was a renowned Buddhist monk believed to have lived during the 5th century. He is considered to be the one who transmitted Chan Buddhism to China. He is also accredited to be the first Chinese patriarch. He is known as ‘Daruma’ in Japan. Going by the Chinese legend, Bodhidharma was behind one who began physical training of Shaolin Monastery which resulted in the creation of Shaolin Kungfu. There is only little contemporary information on Bodhidharma that is surviving. The principle Chinese sources reveal that Bodhidharma came from the Western regions which are refered to as Central Asia but might also include the Indian subcontinent. Following is a corpus of thoughts, sayings, words and viewpoints put forth by the distinguished monk which is till date used as quotable quotes extensively. Presenting quotes and thoughts by Bodhidharma on regret, words, sex, blessings, nature, mind, illusions, learning, reality, wisdom, ignorance, engaging, enlightenment etc are sure to keep you going in rough times.