Manifesting Dharma: Standing Śākyamuni Buddha

2020-08-13

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.

August – Overcoming Challenges, Sincere Blessings

During these challenging times, the way we respond to external forces is vital to our well-being. Luckily, different Buddhas and Bodhisattvas can guide us to the right direction. Through various sculptural clues, such as the fearless gesture, they provide us with hope, peace, strength and protection. May we overcome these challenges together, extending auspicious blessings to all sentient beings.

Standing Śākyamuni Buddha     India | Pāla dynasty     #19@101

This standing Buddha was from Nālandā, the centre of Buddhism in 7th century India, with plenty of monasteries and stupas. Venerable Xuanzang (602-664 CE) of the Tang dynasty (618-907 CE) had studied Buddhism here during his Western journey to India. Nālandā sculptures are stylistically developed from Gupta art, and have their own unique characteristics.

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