Taima Mandala * (Front Cover Symbology).

Author:Merchant, Vasant
Position:Brief article

TAIMA MANDALA * (Front Cover Symbology)

This temple painting shows the balance and grace of the Buddha's Pureland--the peaceful kingdom always there beneath the nets of ego. Here everything shares in the perfect unfolding. All sound is music here. Precious gems shiny flowers blossom, the earth and the sky come together.

The Buddha once teaching about the Pureland always being at hand. Sariputra, a disciple, was having doubts, feelings the world to be a filthy place. The Buddha saw into his mind and said "Are the Sun and Moon filthy?" Sariputra answered No. The Buddha said "It is only spiritual blindness that makes the world seem...

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