Footprint of the Buddha. Sikri, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 2nd–3rd century CE. Schist H. 37 x W. 19 11/16 x D. 1 3/4 in. (94 x 50 x 4.5 cm). Lahore Museum, G-124 The footprint of the Buddha (buddhapada) was one of the earliest symbols used in Buddhist art. It stands for his former physical presence and is an object of profound veneration. The swastikas at the tips of the toes and the omega symbol on the heel are auspicious symbols. The central wheel represents the Buddhist doctrine.
THE ACTUAL NATURE OF THE MIND Don’t think of Buddhism as some kind of narrow, closed-minded belief system. It isn’t. Buddhist doctrine is not a historical fabrication derived through imagination and mental speculation, but an accurate psychological explanation of the actual nature of the mind. ❤︎ Lama Yeshe
Watercolor zen Buddha blue Art Print by Thubakabra
Impermanence is one of the essential doctrines or three marks of existence in Buddhism. The term expresses the Buddhist notion that all of conditioned existence, without exception, is transient, or in a constant state of flux.