108 VISIONS OF THE BUDDHA

I took 108 photos of Buddha statues and merged them one into one another. That’s the result in a video. I hope You enjoy it!

Why 108? In Buddhism (and other cultures), 108 is a „Holy number“:

Tibetan Buddhist malas or rosaries are usually 108 beads… reflecting the words of the Buddha called in Tibetan the Kangyur in 108 volumes. Zen priests wear juzu (a ring of prayer beads) around their wrists, which consists of 108 beads.

The Lankavatara Sutra has a section where the Bodhisattva Mahamati asks Buddha 108 questions and another section where Buddha lists 108 statements of negation in the form of „A statement concerning X is not statement concerning X“.

In some schools of Buddhism it is believed that there are 108 feelings. According to Bhante Gunaratana this number is reached by multiplying the senses smell, touch, taste, hearing, sight, and consciousness by whether they are painful, pleasant or neutral, and then again by whether these are internally generated or externally occurring, and yet again by past, present and future, finally we get 108 feelings. 6 × 3 × 2 × 3 = 108.

In Japan, at the end of the year, a bell is chimed 108 times in Buddhist temples to finish the old year and welcome the new one. Each ring represents one of 108 earthly temptations a person must overcome to achieve nirvana.

Wikipedia: 108 (number)

© Barbara-Paraprem

 

Ein Gedanke zu „108 VISIONS OF THE BUDDHA

  1. Ist DAS wieder ein zaberhaftes Kustwerk – lebendige liebende Güte, Klarheit, friedvolle leise Heiterkeit – so viele Facetten liebenden weisen Seins …
    Das zu sehen und zu hören war heute meine Morgen-Meditation.
    Vielen Dank, liebe Barbara!
    HerzLichte Grüße schickt dir
    Marina

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