Manifesting Dharma: Pensive Bodhisattva

2020-05-28

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.

May – Inner Peace, Unimpeded Practice
When your heart is at ease, your wisdom is awakened. Normally, we tend to focus on the outer world, its distractions occupy our minds and prevents us from self-contemplation. Take time to settle down, gathering your thoughts and emotions. Recognise that impermanence is a normality, and at the end of the day, everything will be alright.
 
■ Pensive Bodhisattva China | Northern Qi dynasty #8@101
This Bodhisattva is seated in ‘pensive posture’ on a tall cylindrical pedestal with the right leg resting levelly upon the left knee, the left hand placed on the right ankle, and the raised right hand touching the cheek in contemplative mood. Thinking independently allows you to listen to your own inner voice. In this renewed tranquility and peace of mind, we can resolve our defilements. Following this Pensive Bodhisattva’s perspective and meditating together, we can overcome daily challenges with a smile. May our lives be filled with boundless bliss!
 
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