Seeking the Dhamma in Dazu

Nirvana refers to the ultimate unfettering of the mind from earthly bonds. A quietude of mind and body, a total connection and merging with one’s inner self, a release from all desire and suffering. Enlightenment.

The spiritual journey of Siddhartha from crown prince to the “Enlightened One” is one of the most profound stories of transformation and salvation.

The Buddhist grottoes in Dazu document this journey and depict the Buddha’s basic tenets and the daily life of the times, in the form of a breathtaking array of rock carvings, that I chronicled earlier in my post titled More From The Chonqching Region. Below are a few more snapshots of the amazing and colourful art from this UNESCO world heritage site.

Buddha - Dazu, China

 

Dazu, China

Heaven and Hell!

Dazu, China

Close-up og giant sleeping Buddha

Wheel of life

Wheel of life

Dazu, China

Three Bodhisattvas and the Wheel of Life

Dazu, China

Giant sleeping Buddha

“The secret of health for both mind and body
is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future,
or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present
moment wisely and earnestly” ~ Buddha

Until next time…happy travels, no matter where life takes you!