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    Acala Bodhisattva Secondly, the disappearances of the three men in front of the temple further question their real identities. What if they are not real, who are they? In order to figure out this question, the characters and the relationship between the monk Budong in the temple and Your Highness in the country of women have to be examined first. Budong is the name of the Acala in Chinese, which means immovable or steadfast (Buswell 13). He is a powerful deity, a Bodhisattva among the Five Wisdom Kings (“Acala”), who is able to protect all the livings from obstructions, thus helping them to obtain the enlightenment, and he also has the ability to project different transformation forms (Buswell 13). In Buddhist art, Acala usually depicted as…

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    Art piece 3: Bodhisattva Date: Basic outline: This piece was a mural painting from the Gupa period. The figure depicted is portrayed as a Bodhisattva because of her heavy jewelry and elaborate decor. The illusionism in this piece is seen on her face it is a type of color shading that is used to make the piece appear 3 dimensional. This piece was made by Vakataka King Harishena. The downcast eyes indicate that the figure is in a calm state is is not being disturbed by chaos or any temptations.…

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    Hsi Lai Temple Essay

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    Buddha song, and it made me have an illusion that I am already in the temple. The first site in Hsi Lai temple that I observed is the gate of the temple. It has four huge red pillars standing on the ground. The mane of the temple was written on the banner located on the top of four pillars, and it was also embellished with many beautiful gold graphic patterns. On the top of the gate is covered by many gold tiles, which looks very sparkly under the sunshine. Compared to building we are living and…

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    Those who have sinned are doomed to deeper hells. The hells described are in a sense purgatories and are not for eternity. The Buddhist bodhisattva ‘Kshitigarbha’ becomes associated with hell in China and vows to remain in hell until the last occupant is released. This idea was then further fined into the 10 hells. The three years of traditional mourning in China were correlated with the ten courts where the deceased spends seven days at each of the first seven courts, then advances to the…

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    Sumi-E Painting Analysis

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    It is a cool winter’s day in Pullman Washington. A breeze rushes through the open windows and tickles my neck, causing goose bumps to rise on my skin. I pull out a piece of thin white paper from my desk, and prepare myself for the task at hand. My mind empties and I can feel myself relaxing deeper and deeper as I enter what seems to be a meditative state. I pour some water into the ink stone and begin to grind an ink stick into the still liquid. The sea of the stone quickly turns a dark carbon…

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    Sumi-Dera Research Paper

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    Eleventh example is one of the important Sutra that is found from Chouhouji Temple is Keitoku-san Chouhouji Temple's possession Sumi-dera Temple Sutra Volume 1. This sutra are now located in Kairuouji Temple, Sumi-dera Temple is another name for Chouhouji Temple. Kairuouji Temple was called Sumi-dera Temple because this temple was located in the north east side of corner of the residence of Fujiwara no Fuhito when the capital was Heijyou-kyou. According to the record that is left in the temple…

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    the Head of Bodhisattva Two sculpture pieces, the Head of Alexander and Head of Bodhisattva, was created in two different time and location, but two pieces are similar in more way than just being two head sculpture from a long time ago. The marble sculpture, Head of Alexander, dated to the 2nd century, was found during excavation at the Lower Agora in Pergamon in Turkey. This is the style of portraits made by the sculptor Lysippos, who was the only Alexander’s sculptor. In the history of…

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    They are very much selfless, compassionate and helpful to all (Klostermaier, 1999). Similarly, in Buddhism we also see Tara, the mother of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. In the eleventh century Atisa, a Buddhist missionary to Tiber introduced her. She originated from the compassion of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. She is said to be the symbol of compassion or Karuna,…

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    Mahayanists in order to compare their principles with those of other Buddhist sects, particularly the Theravada. Mahayana the “great vehicle” was used to fake Theravadins by naming their principles ‘Hinayana’ or ‘small vehicle’. Mahayana Buddhism focuses on the doctrine of the Bodhisattva. The term Bodhisattva can also be named as Buddhahood, which means desire for complete enlightenment, has been aroused. Mahayana Buddhism shapes on those beliefs in order to build a distinctive opinion. It is…

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    How Did Bodhisattva Fail?

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    1. Learning to Listen Once, the Bodhisattva was born as an ascetic. He had five hundred followers, who lived with him in his mountain abode. Once day, half of his followers, including their chief had gone away looking for food. Suddenly, the Bodhisattva fell sick and took to bed. The followers who had remained with him at the abode reached his bedside to tent to him. They asked him what his life’s achievement was. The Bodhisattva replied, “Nothing.” The followers failed to understand the true…

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