Greater Gandhara region; Circa 5th / 6th century, Terracotta
Height : 43cm (16.93")
Width : 78cm (30.71")
The above date has been corroborated by Thermoluminescence analysis.
5. Then the Blessed One addressed the brethren, and said: 'It may be, brethren, that there may be doubt or misgiving in the mind of some brother as the...
'Monkey' is a classic of Chinese literature. Also known as 'Journey to the West' it is wonderful tale of how Tripitaka brought Buddhist scriptures to China: a fabulous tale of magic and adventure to coincide with this 'Year of the Monkey'.
The Heart/Mind behaves ‘as if’ there is ‘I’. Just as the images on a screen create very real effects on the Mind and the Body of the participating audience so do the thoughts create the appearance of ‘I’.
Prostrating before him, Shenxiu cried in admiration, ‘This is truly my teacher!’ and pledged his heart to undergo any hardship, taking the cutting of wood and drawing of water as his labour of service, in the earnest wish to learn from the master