China Rules: Globalization and Political Transformation by Ilan Alon, Julian Chang, Marc Fetscherin, Christoph

By Ilan Alon, Julian Chang, Marc Fetscherin, Christoph Lattemann, John R. McIntyre

The advance of the chinese language MNC is a brand new function of globalization, one who will unquestionably switch the realm. Why do chinese language companies internationalize, how do they accomplish that, and what's going to be the impression in their internationalization on constructed markets are the foci of this booklet.

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The flowers were at different stages of development. Some were little more than roots buried in the mud; others had stems that still had not risen to the surface of the water; still others had emerged but their leaves remained curled shut; the buds of yet others were just opening; and finally there were flowers in full bloom. In like manner, he reflected, people were at various stages of development, but in each person there existed the seed of enlightenment—their inherent Buddha-nature. indd 30 3/14/12 11:03 AM PROLOGUE IN INDIA 31 vation, all persons are capable of realization and enlightenment.

How can a man of scant virtue and great vanity, such as yourself, achieve it? ” Ji drew his sword and cut off his left arm, which he presented to Bodhidharma as evidence of the sincerity of his intention. ” “My mind isn’t at peace,” Ji lamented. ” “Very well. ” “There! ” And at these words—as when Mahakasyapa saw the Buddha twirling the flower between his fingers—Ji came to awakening. He came to the same experiential understanding that the Buddha, Mahakasyapa, and all the patriarchs before Bodhidharma had attained—that his basic nature, his “Buddha-nature,” was no different from that of all existence.

Huike accompanied his master as he set out on his return journey and may have buried Bodhidharma when he died before reaching India. After that, Huike became a wandering monk. He did not profess to be a teacher and contented himself with living among ordinary people. Over time, however, he was recognized as a man of deep spiritual awakening and began to acquire his own disciples. Conditions had changed in China since Bodhidharma first landed on its shores. The emperor Wu had been removed from his throne and starved to death while under house arrest in 549.

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