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Bodhisattvadevi (female bodhisattva) Prajnaparamita Buddhist goddess of transcendental wisdom, century, East Java

Gold Bodhisattva - DA.701  Origin: Indonesia  Circa: 900 AD to 1300 AD  Dimensions: 4.75" (12.1cm) high  Collection: Asian Art  Style: Balinese  Medium: Gold  Condition: Fine

Gold Bodhisattva - Origin: Indonesia Circa: 900 AD to 1300 AD Dimensions: high Collection: Asian Art Style: Balinese Medium: Gold Condition: Fine

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Buddha in Bodhi Tree. “When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into its dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment”

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This design is an example of form, but more specifically, naturalistic form. Naturalistic is when the design is derived from anything in nature, or a human figure. This particular form is a human figure, which makes it a naturalistic form.

Tara, late 9th century India: Bihar, 801–900 Schist Norton Simon Art Foundation

Tara, late 9th century India: Bihar, 801–900 Schist Norton Simon Art Foundation

The Bodhisattva Maitreya India, Bihar, Gaya District, 11th century Sculpture Schist  Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Bodhisattva Maitreya India, Bihar, Gaya District, century Sculpture Schist Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

मङ्गलम्@veejaysai·22 sept.Tantric Yogini Raatrini from 11th cent. who protects the night. Riding owl, armed with sword/shield, she arrives whistling! #Navratri2017

मङ्गलम्@veejaysai·22 sept.Tantric Yogini Raatrini from 11th cent. who protects the night. Riding owl, armed with sword/shield, she arrives whistling! #Navratri2017

Mahakala a wrathful form of Shiva Bhairava wielding a sword and trident and displaying a skull cup (kapala); his missing fourth hand likely held the flaying knife. He wears a skull diadem with radiating flames. A skull garland around his waist, snakes form his sacred cord and armbands 11-12th C. Pala Period India 20w Mahakala - 11th-12th Century Pala Period Black Stone Sculpture

Mahakala is a wrathful manifestation of Shiva Bhairava - a fierce manifestation of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara as guardian of the dharma (Buddhist law) and the sangha (community of monks and nuns).

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