Kamakura Daibutsu - Buddhist Temple, Tokyo, Japan
Garden Buddha ++ Tropische - Aziatische - Bali - Tuin - Tropical - Asian - Garden ♥
Ksitigarbha, known as Jizō, is one of the most loved Japanese divinities. His statues, a common sight by roadsides and in graveyards. In Japanese mythology, it is said that the souls of children who die before their parents are unable to cross the mythical Sanzu River on their way to the afterlife. It is believed that Jizō saves these souls from having to pile stones eternally on the bank of the river as penance, by hiding them from demons in his robe.
Xieng Khuan Buddha Park in Vientiane, Laos
"It's necessary for us to be free of our need for freedom, to be enlightened from our need for enlightenment. In a certain sense, enlightenment is dying into the ordinary, or into an extraordinary ordinariness. We start to realize that the ordinary is extraordinary . . like catching onto a hidden secret - that all along we were in the kingdom of heaven . . . Nirvana is right here, right now, exactly where we are. . . " Adyashanti
Towards Buddha | Bodhgaya, Bihar, India
Temple of 1000 Buddhas (sanjusangendo) in Kyoto, Japan 三十三間堂
Chinese farmer Hao Xianzhang has perfected the process of growing pears inside Buddha shaped plastic molds. They are sold at 50 yuan (about 7.32 USD) in the village of Hexia, China and are thought to bring good luck.