Teaches individuals how to cope in the world full or misery.
Buddha, Siddhartha, when he was a prince first, rejected worldly concerns and courtly life and decided to live in the country.
Believes in reincarnation, a cycle of birth and rebirth.
Enlightenment, or reaching Nirvana, ends the cycle, through good deeds and living a devotional life to charities, religious fervor, and love of all.
Common Themes of Buddism
The Lion = Buddha's initial royalty
The Wheel (chakra) = Buddha's law
The Lotus = Buddha's pure nature
Columns surrounds by a wheel = Buddha's teachings
Empty throne, umbrella, footsteps, lone wheel, Bodhi tree = Buddha
CONTENT: What do you see?
FORM: The details (what you see more exactly). How the artist delivers the content.
CONTEXT: Everything NOT observable.
FUNCTION: The intended purpose of the work.
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184. Jowo Rinpoche, enshirined in the Jokhang Temple
192. Great Stupa at Sanchi
- plan and elevation
- North Gate
195. Longmen caves
198. Borobudur Temple