Why an Emperor of China Spent a Month Transcribing this Buddhist Text

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Why an Emperor of China Spent a Month Transcribing this Buddhist Text

Post by 如傑優婆塞 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:23 pm

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Centuries ago, the most powerful man in China took nearly a month to transcribe a sacred Buddhist Text. This March, Sotheby’s is honored to offer this Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment written by the Qianlong Emperor in our Important Chinese Art Auction. In this episode of Expert Voices join specialist Hang Yin in an exploration of the history and importance of this imperially written masterpiece. From the gilt-wrapped-thread brocade to the finely painted Buddha in the baimiao style, this diligently prepared sutra represents the highest caliber of Qing Dynasty craftsmanship. (20 March | New York)

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Re: Why an Emperor of China Spent a Month Transcribing this Buddhist Text

Post by well wisher » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:14 pm

Truly some Buddhist texts and lesson are sacred treasures, greater than any jewels in the world!

For our materialistic world and desires are temporal and limited, very fleeting and unsatisfying.

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Re: Why an Emperor of China Spent a Month Transcribing this Buddhist Text

Post by JCK2019 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:14 am

Buddhism was introduced to China in The Han Dynasty (202 BC - 220 AD). Apart from transcribing Buddhist text, some Chinese emperors also spent many time and resources to build giant Buddha statues!

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