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World Religions Through Art:
Buddhism through Art

The least militant of faiths, Buddhism lays emphasis upon gentleness, compassion and self-denial. Buddha is an historical figure, who lived several centuries before Christ. In the temples of the East he is portrayed in many poses, each of profound significance to believers.

32-page teaching notes, 30 postcards, map

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Specimen cards in this set:

   *The meditating Buddha, Sri Lanka
   A Buddha seated on a double-lotus throne, China
   A novice accepting the Buddhist robe, Thailand
   A scene painted on leaves from the Bodhi Tree, China
   A standing Buddha flanked by disciples, Thailand
   A typical Buddhist garden, Japan
   An earth-touching Buddha, Thailand
   Buddha being protected by the king of snakes, Cambodia
   Gautama and Yashodhara at the palace of Kapilavastu
   Gautama leaving the palace on his horse Kanthaka, Burma
   Maitreya, the future Buddha of peace and wisdom
   Mara's army attacking Gautama, Sanchi, India
   Monks on their early morning alms round, Thailand
   Queen Maya's Dream and the birth of the future Buddha
   Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, Bangkok Reliquary stupa of the Black Hat Tibetan Buddhists, India
   The bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, with a thousand arms
   The bodhisattva Guan-yin or Tara
   The bodhisattva Manjushri, the deity of wisdom
   The Buddha becomes an ascetic, Ajanta, India
   The death of the Buddha, Japan
   The Diamond Sutra, China
   The gesture of explanation, Thailand
   The lotus pool at Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
   The oldest existing stupa, at Sanchi, India
   The Shwedagon pagoda, Rangoon, Burma
   The Wheel of the Law, Lhasa, Tibet
   Tibetan pilgrims at the Potala Palae Lhasa
   Wheel of Life, a teaching mandala
   Yamantaka, a wrathful deity, Tibet