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東寺観智院五大虚空蔵菩薩坐像:虚空蔵菩薩の5つの智恵を5体の菩薩像で表現。空海の孫弟子・恵運が唐から請来した。それぞれ、法界は馬、金剛は獅子、宝光は象、蓮華は金翅鳥、業用は孔雀の上の蓮華座に乗っている。元は山科の安祥寺にあった。https://t.co/mz6d7LFZud

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“It is quite clear that between love and understanding there is a very close link...He who loves understands, and he who understands loves. One who feels understood feels loved, and one who feels loved feels sure of being understood.” ~ Paul Tournier <3 lis

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Buddhist Lotus Flower (Padma) According to Buddhist principles, the heart of a person who has not attained enlightenment is the embodiement of a lotus that has not blossomed yet. Once enlightenment has been reached their heart becomes a lotus in bloom. This is why depictions of Buddha often show him seated upon an open lotus flower.

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Tibetan Silver Amitayus Bodhisattva Buddha Statue Amitābha (Sanskrit अमिताभ, Amitābha) is a celestial buddha described in the scriptures of the Mahayana school of Buddhism. Amitābha is the principal buddha in the Pure Land sect, a branch of Buddhism practiced mainly in East Asia, while in Vajrayana Amitābha is known for his longevity attribute and the aggregate of distinguishing (recognition) and the deep awareness of individualities. According to these scriptures, Amitābha possesses…

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