Not understanding the way before your eyes, how do you know the path you walk?
Seated Bodhisattva with one leg pendent. Japan, Asuka or Nara Period dated 606 or 666.
One is the Bodhisattva of the Great Path, The other the Patriarch of the Great Buddha. What evidence is there?
Tsering Shakya teaches in the Contemporary Tibetan Studies Programme at the University of British Columbia.
This last of the four Southern Song Academy masters is shown as providing a bridge between that tradition and the new kind of painting associated with Chan (Zen) Buddhism: why it was preserved almost entirely in Japan and scarcely at all in China. Film 72 minutes
Question: Would you call awareness ‘enlightenment’?
At first glance this sculpture appears to represent the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara but is in fact Vajrasattva.
Perceiving the power of separation caused by the judging mind is also very helpful. In other words, the judging mind creates more inner solitude.