This post is not going to be wordless, though, because I’d like to give the background about the two photos.
Came across this beautiful sculpture at the entrance of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum, a premier art and history museum located in Mumbai.
The first image depicts the serene, reassuring Buddha as he exists in a world of constant turmoil. The second image is much more than what you see at first glance. It depicts the sleeping Buddha with fifteen hundred meditating Buddhas on the other side. The sleeping Buddha here is Akshobhaya, in Bhumisparsha mudra, touching Mother Earth with his right hand, asking her to be witness to his magical moment of enlightenment.
(Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.)
The connotation of the two sides is to the Buddha who exists in a macro and a micro level. Isn’t this amazing? What do you think of it? Have you come across this before?