Saturday, July 4, 2015

Om ma ni pad me hum





  


Om
(ohm)
Ma
(mah)
Ni
(nee)
Pad
(pahd)
Me
(may)
Hum
(hum)

At the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, I turned the corner and literally gasped when I saw this incredibly beautiful statue of Lord Buddha.
This is not the usual jolly, rotund, obviously male Buddha of tradition. This one is beautifully androgynous and seems to embody both sexes. In its downcast eyes and beautiful hands, it is enigmatic in its grace.
Thus the Buddha appears as Mother and Father of us all.

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