Manifesting Dharma: Walking Buddha

2020-07-02

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.

■Walking Buddha  Thailand | Sukhothai Kingdom  #13@101

In Buddhist art, the Buddha is often portrayed in a seated, standing or laid down image. In fact, these images are all expressing the words and deeds of the Buddha. After his enlightenment, the Buddha spent more than 40 years teaching other sentient beings. Most notably, he returned to the mortal world from Trāyastriṃśa Heaven after preaching to his mother, Queen Maya. This is referring to the concept of “travelling” of the Buddha. 

In fact, despite limited time and space, the Buddha was on a perpetual journey. Simply put, the teachings proclaimed by the Buddha travelled into the hearts and minds of followers from generation to generation with immeasurable benefits.

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