Aryasimha , 師子尊者 (n.d.) (Skt; Jpn Shishi-sonja) - Twenty-fourth Indian patriarch of the Zen school. He lived in central India during the sixth century. When Aryasimha was propagating Buddhism in Kashmir in northern India, King Dammira (Sanskrit unknown), an enemy of Buddhism, destroyed many Buddhist temples and stupas and murdered a number of priests. He finally beheaded Aryasimha. It is said that instead of blood, pure white milk gushed from Aryasimha’s neck.”
Also known as the Venerable Aryasimha.
When he was beheaded, the text states, milk instead of blood flowed from his neck.
According to The Record of the Lineage of the Buddha and the Patriarchs, at the moment of the execution, the king's arm, still holding the sword, fell to the ground, and he died seven days later.