Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10:52AM
[chuck] in Avalokiteshvara, Dharma, Heart Sutra

Is the Bodhisattva who:

"doing deep Prajna Paramita perceived the emptiness of all five conditions (skandhas) and was freed of pain". The record and pithy explanation of his/her deep realization, The Heart of the Perfection of Great Wisdom Sutra, is chanted daily in many Zen centers. 

[NOTE: Exquisite statue is willow wood with traces of pigment from 11th century China.  The decidedly relaxed posture of the Bodhisattva with right knee raised and the left leg crossed before the body is said to represent the "Water Moon" manifestation. Photographed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art].

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