FEATURED MANTRA: NAMO MYHO MANTRA (DEVOTION TO THE MYSTIC LAW) NAM MYHO RENGE KYO I devote myself to the Mystic Law of the Lotus Sutra. This mantra encapsulates the teachings of the Lotus Sutra by Gautama the Buddha, given towards the end of his life. The message of this mantra is that we all carry the state of Buddhahood within our own hearts. Chanting this mantra opens us to our supreme and innate Buddha Nature.
According to the Lotus Sutra, when the Buddha delivered a sermon a vision of the entire cosmos appeared before him, which is why he was sometimes called the Cosmological Buddha. The decoration on the front and back of this figure's monastic robe features scenes of the life of the historical Buddha and cosmic imagery. Buddha torso engraved with the Realms of Existence 550-618; rubbing; 20th century
Gal Vihara, Polonnaruwa - Colombo, Sri Lanka: This sculptured image of the Seated Buddha is one of 4 images carved out of one piece of Granite dating back to the Century and is considered the finest work of its kind