The Buddha’s Parinirvana in Art

I saw an interesting photo on Twitter months ago by @KyotoDailyPhoto. The temple, a Tendai temple, is called Shinnyodō (真如堂) in Kyoto.

That photo shows a rock garden that looks like the death (入滅) of the Buddha, where the Buddha is reclining on his side as he draws his last breaths. You can see the resemblance here:

The Final Nirvana of the Buddha

I wanted to save this one for Nirvava Day which is coming up on February 15th according to the solar calendar.


P.S. Having a lot of trouble with my blog iPhone app this morning. Sorry for the incomplete post if you read it.


Author: Doug

A fellow who dwells upon the Pale Blue Dot who spends his days obsessing over things like Buddhism, KPop music, foreign languages, BSD UNIX and science fiction.

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