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National Treasure : Miroku Bosatsu

Miroku Bosatsu Hanka Shiyui statue (Maitreya Bodhisattva sitting contemplatively in the half-lotus position) at Koryu-ji Temple

Figure of a Monk.  ARTIST:Artist Unknown.  DATE:T’ang dynasty  (618-907).    The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

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Miroku Bosatsu in Chuguji Temple, Nara, Japan

Buddhist practice reveals that compassion is the only rational response to the confusion and affliction that infuse the human realm.


Bathed in Blue, the Majestic Kuan Yin Appears Ever-Compassionate

Statues of Ceṭaka, Kongohbuji Temple in Wakayama, Japan 制多迦童子像(金剛峯寺)

Japanese National Treasure, Standing Statues of Seitaka-doji in Hachidai-doji…

Buddha. Kamakura, Japan. ♥︎♥︎♥︎ 我執...........

“One of the beautiful things about Buddhism is that it does not worship Buddha as a god or deity, but instead celebrates the Buddha as an example of a normal person like you and me who applied a good.


Japanese bodhisattva* Arielle Gabriel's memoir The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept. of Miracles, a unique tale of a mystic suffering financial devastation among the world's richest ex-pats *