Manifesting Dharma: Standing Ānanda
【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.
July - Transcending Space, Unhindered Perspectives
In the blink of an eye, another page has turned. It is now July, a blossoming summer month. During the past six months, many people could not travel far and wide. As long as you are open to discovering and appreciating beauty, you can also transcend the limitations of space. Perhaps the most valuable thing about "traveling" is a place to understand your inner heart. You need not travel far, but to cherish every moment in your life.
■Standing Ānanda China | Ming dynasty #16@101
Ānanda was known as the “The One Who Heard Most” among Śākyamuni Buddha’s disciples. Through Ānanda’s supreme memory, great compassion and gentle personality, he was the Buddha’s disciple until the Wise One entered parinirvāṇa. Although we might not be as knowledgeable as Ānanda, we can cultivate and enrich ourselves through Ānanda’s understanding. With serious curiosity, we can use wisdom to understand key Buddhist teachings. We can then pass this on like a ray of light with boundless benefits.
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