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    Heart Sutra

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    Good information on Heart Sutra and concept of emptiness

    Buddha, 113, Heart Sutra

    Heart Sutra Chanting

    Buddhist Chant - Heart Sutra (Mandarin) by Imee Ooi

    "The Heart is the Secret inside the Secret." Rumi

    Buddha met ondergaande zon.


    Diamond sutra is a short Mahayana sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom (prajna-paramita) genre. The diamond sutra teaches the practice staying in the middle path and avoidance of abiding in extremes of mental attachment. Mind always moves to the extreme of any thing. Abiding in the middle means living in this present moment and the self is revealed in the practice of middle.

    Stainless. | "all things are empty: nothing is born, nothing dies, nothing is pure, nothing is stained, nothing increases and nothing decreases." ~ Heart Sutra

    This palm leaf manuscript illustration was done in the 12th century at one of the great monastic centers in North India. This Green Tara, shown bestowing boons, is only 2 ¼ inches tall. It is amazing how the artist has managed to subtly depict this dynamic figure in great detail. Such imagery went on to have a great impact on the emerging painting traditions of Tibet.

    Mahapratisara, the Buddhist Protectress, 10th century. India (Bihar). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Florence and Herbert Irving Gift, 1991 (1991.108) | Female bodhisattvas like this Tara were becoming increasingly important to the Buddhist communities of North India. In her lower left hand she holds a palm leaf manuscript suggesting she may have been understood as a manifestation of this text or the very embodiment of Buddhist ideology. #Buddhism

    #Amida raigo, #Japan, 14th c. | #Buddhist Art

    Mother Goddess (Matrika) | Period: Post-Gupta period Date: mid- 6th century | Culture: India (Rajasthan, Tanesara)

    Crowned Buddha, Pala period, Eastern India

    Model of a stupa (Buddhist shrine), ca. 4th century. Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara. Bronze

    Always in Prayer....Pére Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France