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  • Character Analysis: Acala Bodhisattva

    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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  • Buddhist Ideology And Death Rituals In China

    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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  • Hsi Lai Temple Essay

    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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  • Sumi-E Painting Analysis

    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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  • Head Of Bodhisattva Analysis

    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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  • The Four Stages Of Bodhisattva

    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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  • From Bodhisattva To Buddha Analysis

    According to the Jstor article, “From Bodhisattva to Buddha: The Beginning of Iconic Representation in Buddhist Art” by Ju-Hyung Rhi, he states in his article that the term Bodhisattva and Buddha have a different implication in the early Buddhism. He said that the term Bodhisattva a is name that used to call Siddhartha Gautama before he reaches enlightenment. He found many inscriptions and images that support this understanding that Bodhisattva is the Buddha before he reaches enlightenment. The…

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  • The White-Robed Water-Moon Avalokitevara Analysis

    in 2008. Seol Min used ink and colors on cotton, the style and historical period is Modern. The subject of the painted scroll is a female Avalokitesvara Water-moon Guanyin who is a devotional icon in Korea and in many other countries. The White-Robed Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara is a bodhisattva of Indian Buddhist origin that spread in the late Tang Dynasty. The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Gwaneum bosal in Korean literally means “the one who observes the cries of the world,” She is one of the…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Visit To A Buddhist Temple

    two temples. Inside the first temple is the Bodhisattva Hall, which houses entire walls of mini Bodhisattva figures and five large Bodhisattva statues, or “Buddhas in training” each representing a virtuous quality. The five qualities being: discipline, liberation from suffering, benevolence, compassion, and wisdom (International Buddhist Progress Society, n.d.). Those praying to the Bodhisattva are to view the Bodhisattva as teachers rather than gods, as the viewing the Bodhisattva as gods…

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  • Ethics And Moral Practices Of The Mahayana Buddhism

    While Buddhism philosophy is almost impossible to generalize, there are ethical values that can be translated into our contemporary view of moral practice. The Mahayana buddhist tradition, in particular, seems to have a complicated but very foundational altruistic view and practice. Apart from Buddhist traditions, more contemporary moral theories draw out ideal approaches towards altruistic acts. When speaking of a person preforming such acts, we might consider them a ‘do-gooder’, but a more…

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