Statues and figurines of the Buddha have inspired devotees through the ages. In Singapore I first discovered for myself the calming and majestic, yet humble, beauty of human depictions of the Buddha. The Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore has an extensive collection of Buddhas, presented in an elegant, dramatic manner.
What is it about these images of Buddha that is so compelling? Does the Buddha remind us that although life is challenging in so many ways, we can find peace and hope?
Gentle loving kindness, reflection, mindfulness, joy and gratitude...... enjoy these ancient treasures from the Asian Civilization Museum in Singapore.
|“Resolutely train yourself to attain peace” the Buddha.|
Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work. Thich Nhat Hanh
Let us fill our hearts with our own compassion - towards ourselves and towards all living beings. Thich Nhat Hanh
See majestic Buddhas from Bagan, Myanmar
Here are more beautiful Buddhas from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.