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Tamonten statue at Tōdai-ji, Nara, Japan

In Japan, Bishamonten (毘沙門天), or just Bishamon (毘沙門) is thought of as an armor-clad god of warfare or warriors and a punisher of evildoers

Bodhisattva Maitreya, 2nd-3rd century, Pakistan: Ancient Gandhara, schist. Maitreya is a bodhisattva who is regarded as a future Buddha and successor to the historic Sakyamuni Buddha. Maitreya is typically depicted as seated, but Gandhara was widely known for production of standing Buddhist sculptures during this period. Made in Gandhara, in what is now Pakistan and Afghanistan, this sculpture reflects the international style that was present in this ancient kingdom. Gandhara was located…

Bodhisattva Maitreya, 2nd-3rd century, Pakistan: Ancient Gandhara, schist. Maitreya is a bodhisattva who is regarded as a future Buddha and successor to the historic Sakyamuni Buddha. Maitreya is typically depicted as seated, but Gandhara was widely known for production of standing Buddhist sculptures during this period. Made in Gandhara, in what is now Pakistan and Afghanistan, this sculpture reflects the international style that was present in this ancient kingdom. Gandhara was located…

Head of Buddha Śākyamuni, 4th century. Afghanistan, ancient Gandhāra region, probably Hadda. Stucco with traces of pigment,Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase,

Head of Buddha Śākyamuni, century. Afghanistan, ancient Gandhāra region, probably Hadda. Stucco with traces of pigment, Saint Louis Art Museum.

“HOWEVER MANY HOLY WORDS YOU READ, HOWEVER MANY YOU SPEAK, WHAT GOOD WILL THEY DO YOU IF YOU DO NOT ACT ON UPON THEM?” —The Buddha

Vipassana or mindfulness meditation is very important meditation invented by Buddha. If you do this meditation regularly then your mind will become very calm and relax.

Hannah Lamb. Sun prints.

Hannah Lamb. Sun prints.