Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

11. How does one "Read" a Buddha-image?

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Ronit Wang [+-]
SOAS, University of London
Ronit Wang is a PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Focusing on contemporary Thai Buddhism, her research looks at Buddhist cosmological parks in Thailand.

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How do we respond to a Buddha-image? While it is impossible to ignore the artistry of Buddha-images, and the craftsmanship involved in their creation, it is vital to look beyond the physical form of the figure, approaching it not as art but rather as an instrument through which the qualities and attributes of the Buddha himself are embodied.

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Wang, Ronit. 11. How does one "Read" a Buddha-image?. Buddhism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 55-59 Nov 2021. ISBN 9781800500907. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40748. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40748. Nov 2021

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