Manifesting Dharma: Hands of a Disciple

2020-06-11

Manifesting Dharma: Buddhist Art 101

Each “Buddhist Art 101" spiritual card introduces each sculpture's inspirations and history. They also allow the public to get closer with each artwork and appreciate Buddhist Art. Visitors are welcome to print them out, reminding themselves to keep a peaceful mind and to take care of their families under all circumstances.

June - Transient Moments, Cherished Moments
In life, experiences can sometimes feel long and short. Spontaneity and eternity are both parts of duality and oneness. We can see eternity in cherishing one moment forever. That one encounter with friends, whether long or short, is a blessing and if treated carefully, we can find true satisfaction and happiness.
 
■Hands of a Disciple  China | Northern Qi dynasty  #10@101
This sculpture belongs to Mahākāśyapa, one of the Buddha’s 10 Great Disciples. In Buddhist scriptures, this disciple will become a Buddha. With his great wisdom, he is also known as guangmingrulai. 

Although we cannot see Mahākāśyapa’s body light, the natural lighting exudes from this work. We can only imagine the delicate depictions and magnificent weathering of the original work. This light symbolises the perpetual wisdom found in Buddhism.

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