Manifesting Dharma: Seated Luohan

2020-06-18
【Manifesting Dharma: Buddhist Art 101】
June – Transient Moments, Cherished Memories
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.

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.

■Seated Luohan China | Ming dynasty #11@101
Generally speaking, luohans denote disciples. In early Buddhism, luohans meant Sakyamuni’s wisest disciples. During their practice, they were able to eradicate their defilements, attain the six universal powers (abhijñā) and become luohans.
Compared to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, luohans are more relatable to us. This is because each luohan’s personality and emotions are diverse. Through great effort and practice, this is an example to achieve enlightenment.
 
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