Name of the collection: three categories of Buddhist statues in the Qianlong period: collection of Buddha statues
Collection price: RMB bargaining price
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The image of Buddha. In broad sense, such as Bodhisattva, Lohan, Ming king, etc. Although the statue has two statues of sculpture and portrait, the sculpture is called Buddha, and the portrait is called image.
In ancient India, it was considered sacrilegious to carve Buddha statues. Therefore, ancient sculptures such as Sanqi (Sanskrit Sa ^ nchi ^) only symbolize Buddha with Buddha Dharma, Bodhi Tree and Buddha's footprints. Thereafter, with the rise of Mahayana Buddhism, the sculpture of Buddha began to prevail, so there are many records about the cause of the statue and its merits in the Mahayana classics.
The first meaning of Buddha is to repay kindness. All living beings are gracious to us. The greatest kindness is the teacher. Buddha and Bodhisattva are our teachers. We accept Buddha and Bodhisattva's teachings. Only then can we truly realize and fulfill our Dharma wisdom and life. Therefore, the offering of Buddha and Bodhisattva is a memorial to the teacher and we will never forget to be grateful.
The second meaning of Buddha is most important. Buddha is made up of mortals. His image of feeding reminds us to learn from him and to become Buddhas. We should learn from Buddha's desire to make a living, work, do things, treat others and receive things, and learn from the Buddha. If we can't treat Buddha and Bodhisattva as a god, then we are superstitious and wrong. If we turn Buddhism into religion, it is not education.
There are four kinds of tributes to the statue of Buddha: incense, which represents the true fragrance of the precepts, the sight of incense, the smell of incense, and the realization that one must practice precepts, the determination and wisdom are the aims of learning. Lamp: symbol of burning oneself, illuminating others. Everyone must have the spirit of dedication, sacrifice oneself for others and serve the society. The lamp also represents wisdom and light. Water: before the Buddha gives a glass of water, we should think of our hearts as clean and equal as water. Flower and fruit: before the Buddha, flowers and fruits are good for fruit. Remind us to believe in cause and effect, to have good intentions, to speak good words, to do good deeds, to be good people.