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

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

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

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