With 13.35 metres (43.8 ft) tall and about 93 tons, the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) is the second largest Buddha in Japan after the Todai-ji Great Buddha of Nara. It was supposed to be built in 1252 during the Kamakura period and it was originally inside a wooden temple which was washed away in the tsunami of September 20th, 1498 during the Muromachi period. Amida Buddha resisted the huge waves.

With 13.35 metres (43.8 ft) tall and about 93 tons, the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) is the second largest Buddha in Japan after the Todai-ji Great Buddha of Nara. It was supposed to be built in 1252 during the Kamakura period and it was originally inside a wooden temple which was washed away in the tsunami of September 20th, 1498 during the Muromachi period. Amida Buddha resisted the huge waves.

Buddha in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Located in the valley of the Chao Phraya River, the city was founded in 1350 by King U Thong, who went there to escape a smallpox outbreak.

Buddha in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Located in the valley of the Chao Phraya River, the city was founded in 1350 by King U Thong, who went there to escape a smallpox outbreak.

“This is the real secret of life—to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”  ~ Alan Watts

“This is the real secret of life—to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” ~ Alan Watts

阿弥陀如来坐像-amidanyoraizazou- (Amitābha) One of Buddha. The work of an engraver 定朝.平等院鳳凰堂(byoudouinhououdou)

阿弥陀如来坐像-amidanyoraizazou- (Amitābha) One of Buddha. The work of an engraver 定朝.平等院鳳凰堂(byoudouinhououdou)

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