the heart and there is Buddha,
Each displaying his prowess.
The two should not compete,
For Buddha's power is boundless.
was the prince of a minor kingdom in India. When he was
made crown prince, his younger brother started a rebellion.
But Gobaka assured his brother that he wanted to refuse
the kingdom and become a monk because he only had Buddha
in his heart. As proof, he exposed his chest and there
indeed was a Buddha in his heart. The younger brother
then believed him and stopped the rebellion. Gobaka became
a monk. It
is believed that Gobaka was the monk Shan Wu Wei, who
arrived at Changan (today's Xi'an) during the Tang Dynasty
in 716 A.D. Gobaka literally means 'man of heart', weak
physically but strong of spirit.