devoted to images of Buddhism... love the peace they evoke in me.
Avalokitesvara is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. The six qualities of Avalokitesvara are:
• Great compassion
• Great loving-kindness
• Lion courage
• Universal light
• Leader of devas and human beings
• The great omnipresent Brahman
The mantra of Avalokitesvara is: Om Mani Padme Hum
14th C. Kamakura period. The blood-red body and flaming halo of the King of Passion, Aizen Myôô, symbolize how, in Buddhist practice, the violent energies of carnality and desire can be converted in the pursuit of enlightenment. Aizen Myôô is the embodiment of rage: his hair stands on end, a snarling lion rises from his head, and his six arms brandish Esoteric Buddhist weapons and other emblems of power. Read more.
“A Buddhist hanging scroll is a large painting for Buddhist outdoor ritual ceremony. This magnificent and uncommonly large Buddhist hanging scroll was painted in 1692. Being almost 8.3 meters in height, it was originally placed at the Geumdangsa Temple.
In the painting, a Buddha carrying a flower in the feature of a bodhisattva appears solely without his dependents. Such a feature is known as Sakyamuni Buddha, also found in the hanging scroll at the Yulgoksa Temple. Fourteen bodhisattva avatars and four phoenixes are decorated on the coronet, and this is one of the two paintings existing with those figures…”