Buddha Shakyamuni Preaching at Vulture Peak Korea; Choson period (1392-1910), 18th century This Korean painting depicts Shakyamuni Buddha preaching the Lotus Sutra on Vulture Peak, a site in eastern India. The Lotus Sutra, one of the most important texts of East Asian Buddhism, addresses universal salvation and the means by which sentient beings can reach enlightenment. Worship and study of this text are believed to bring good health, longevity, and prosperity in everyday life.
"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." ~ Lao-tzu <3 lis
Gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni – China, 1403-24 AD, 50cm high. This important image of the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, displays the integration of Chinese and Tibetan Buddhist art in both its intricate design and metal-casting technique. It is one of the largest and most ornate Sino-Tibetan bronzes surviving from the early fifteenth century.