is depicted in five vigorous characters.
I want to invoke the compassionate activity of the maha-bodhisatttva Avalokiteshvara, the Great Bodhisattva and the loving-kindness of all the Masters whose enlightened activity helps all sentient beings. A calligraphy of a Buddha or Bodhisattva in Buddhist art is considered to be the vivid expression of the depicted Holy Being and is therefore a true object of veneration.
Calligraphy mounted on cream-yellow silk with fine pattern and natural wooden roller at the bottom.
Size of the hanging scroll: 97 x 33.5″; 246 x 85 cm
I have written this kakejiku of Avalokiteshvara-bodhisattva in large characters, so that the hanging scroll gives you the presence of the enlightened activity that springs forth from this Holy Name. Every time you look at the calligraphy it recalls the all-encompassing loving-kindness of Avalokiteshvara, the maha-bodhisattva, who promised to free al sentient beings from suffering.
In Japanese it says:
KAN JI ZAI BO SA
The five characters KAN JI ZAI BO SA,are all the more interesting because they are the first five characters of the Shingyo, the Heart Sutra, the essence of the Buddha’s teaching on emptiness.
This kakejiku invites you to sit down and to be aware of this Immeasurable Ocean of Virtue.
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