Golden Buddha Centre clean-up Saturday 13th July (2.00-4.00pm)

Hanshan and Shide (Japanese: Kanzan and Jittoku) © Metropolitan Museum of ArtIf you would like to lend a hand (with even just a little job) it would be very much appreciated.

Just pop in whenever convenient to you during the clean-up time and you will receive a warm welcome.

Golden Buddha Centre clean-up Saturday 13 July (2.00-4.00pm)

 

Come and view our Buddhist library and have a look around the Golden Buddha Centre (Buddhist Centre) too.

Library Opening times: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 12noon-2.00pm


Buddhism in Totnes, Devon

Image: Hanshan and Shide (Japanese: Kanzan and Jittoku) © Metropolitan Museum of Art

In the Buddhist tradition, Hanshan and Shide were also honoured as emanations of the bodhisattvas Monju and Fugen (Sanskrit: Manjusri and Samantabhadra), representing the virtues of wisdom and compassion.

The inscription refers to this association:

One is the Bodhisattva of the Great Path,
The other the Patriarch of the Great Buddha.
What evidence is there?
A broken broom, a tattered scripture,
and unrhymed verse.

[Inscribed by] Higashiyama Usō Mumei –Translated by Aaron Rio

Artist: Itō Jakuchū (Japanese, 1716–1800) Calligraphy attributed to Ike Taiga (Japanese, 1723–1776) © Metropolitan Museum of Art



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