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Prayer for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

O Christ our Lord,
at your coming peace returned to earth.
Keep us always in your peace
until at your return in glorious majesty,
we inherit eternal peace; 43 more words


Sometimes we don’t know some places can be so deep. Until you visit them. That is exactly what happened on my recent trip to HAMPI… 273 more words


Swat Valley, seated Avalokiteshvara (4)

The figure itself is close in style to a 7th century Avalokiteshvara made of a darker alloy published in an early post but the back plate is the same as other works dated 8th century. 262 more words

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Seondeok – d.647 – Silla, Korea

Seondeok was the first woman to rule as queen of Silla (one of the three kingdoms of Korea) and her reign coincided with that of… 415 more words


Swat Valley, seated Avalokiteshvara (3)

This is a rare image of the bodhisattva, with what seems to be a goitre. It is worth pointing that this is a common affliction in the Himalayan region, due to a shortage of iodine, and that Avalokiteshvara is the bodhisattva of compassion. 219 more words

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Swat Valley, seated Avalokiteshvara (2)

This is an interesting sculpture of Avalokiteshvara in his padmapani form, holding a large lotus flower with six petals identical in design to his earrings, seated on a hassock with a cut-out floral design over a single lotus base, a leg pendant, the foot resting on what looks like a single lotus petal. 251 more words

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Swat Valley, seated Avalokiteshvara

This bodhisattva displays the abhaya mudra with his right hand while holding a pot of water in the other. He is adorned with a crown, large floral earrings and matching armbands, a beaded necklace and bangles, a sacred thread. 268 more words

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