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Guanyin [Avalokiteshvara] as the Nine-Lotus Bodhisattva.
Guanyin leans upon an elegant parapet and is backed by a grove of bamboo and a large rock. Lotuses bloom in a pond before the androgynously rendered bodhisattva, suggesting that this is also intended as a representation of the Nine-lotus Guanyin. The youthful visitor at lower left is Sudhana (Japanese: Zenzai dōji), a wealthy boy who, according to the final chapter of the Flower Garland Sutra, visited Guanyin in Potalaka during a long journey to learn the bodhisattva path.
China, 1593 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
thank’ee… and the same to you.
Guru mie eau, as shen dhyts neesht. Which, in my language of Manx Gaelic means “thank you, and the same to you” Regards, Alan Williams
happy new Year!
Happy New Year! 🎉
Happy New year to you too!