Tuesday, 19 May 2015

That Elephant Guy

THAT ELEPHANT GUY
#samantabhadra #buddhistart #boddhisattva #fugen

Wandering thru stores that sell chinese ceramics or buddhist supplies one could be forgiven for thinking Chinese and other Mahayana Buddhists only revere Kuanyin Hotei and the Buddha. I suspect there's a factory somewhere where some one said ... just change the hands in the mold!

There are other Boddhisattvas.

REMINDER

CHECK WHAT THE HANDS ARE HOLDING


SAMANTABHADRA

Patron of the Lotus Sutra Speaker of the 10 Vows of the Boddhisattva

Boddhisattva of Action and law this entity is also known as 
Chinese Fu Hsien Pu Xian Bo Hsian 
Japan FUGEN
Korea PoHyon
Vietnam Pho Hien
Mongolia Qamugha Sain
Tibet Kuntuzanpo 

Paintings and sculptures usually depict him in a trinity or group with the Buddha or other Boddhisattvas but also sometimes on his elephant and other times standing or on a lotus throne.

The Tibetans seem to prefer depict him in Tantric congress. 



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