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Dehua White Porcelain Kwan-yin Guanyin Buddha on Lotus Blossom. China.

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    You have heard my many descriptions of Kwan-yin or Guanyin…. Goddess of Mercy or “The One Who Perceives the Sounds of the World” or “The Most Widely Loved Buddhist Divinity”.   But what I might not have mentioned is that some Buddhists believe that when a fellow follower… Continue reading

Seated Bronze Buddha Statue, Thailand

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Detail: I acquired this from a reputable antique dealer in Thailand upon his visit to the United States. He claims that this statue is from the late-1700s to the early-1800s. It is a bit on the crude side but that was the general nature of a statue… Continue reading

Thai Buddha Seated Beneath Bodhi Tree, Thailand

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Detail: I have not been able to find out much about the representation here. It is obvious that Buddha is protected by the sacred fig tree (Bodhi) while he discovers the path to Enlightenment. Notice that there is an elephant near the right leg and a monkey… Continue reading
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