Unidentified Boddhisattva
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Room 1: India and Nepal
Orientation 3
Display 3

ABS 071

 Code: ABS 071

  Country: Burma (myanmar)

  Style: Pyu

  Date: 500 - 600

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 7.8 x 13.8 x 5.5

  Materials: Bronze

The unidentified Bodhisattva is seated in the attitude of royal ease (rajalilasana). The right hand ......, while the left hand holds the left thigh. He wears a necklace.
Bodhisattva
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
 
In Buddhism, a Bodhisattva is any person who is on the path towards Buddhahood but has not yet attained it.
 
In the Early Buddhist schools as well as modern Theravada Buddhism, a bodhisattva (Pali: bodhisatta) refers to anyone who has made a resolution to become a Buddha and has also received a confirmation or prediction from a living Buddha that this will be so.
 
In Mahayana Buddhism, a bodhisattva refers to anyone who has generated bodhicitta, a spontaneous wish and compassionate mind to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings.
 
4 Great Bodhisattvas (in Chinese Buddhism) 
*Avalokitesvara : Great Compassion
*Manjusri Bodhisattva : Great Wisdom
*Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva : Great Vow
*Samantabhadra Bodhisattva : Great Practice

Beer, Robert, 2010. Die Symbole des tibetischen Buddhismus. München : Diederichs. p. 97-98

Heller, Amy, 1999. Tibetan Art Tracing the Development of Spiritual Ideals and Art in Tibet 600-2000 A.D.. Jaca Books.

Huntington, John C.; Bangdel, Dina und Arvidsson, Björn (Traduction), 2010. Le Cercle de la Félicité. Art Méditatif Bhouddhique. «The cercle of Bliss. Buddhist meditational Art».. Genève: Duo Visual. p. 58-59, 66-67