Even in ancient times, wisdom (and beauty) seemed to flow from the sound of silence.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Buddhist Bible. For weeks before, in the midst of the summer heat and endless street vendors, a special exhibition of images from this sacred text takes place, to complement a special meditation retreat in Bangkok.
The exhibition contains 100 golden images of Buddhist scriptures, statues and Buddhist objects. Perched on white stools, visitors can observe breathtaking scenes like that of Buddha, seated at his shrine, looking disconsolate and depressed. In old times, this figure was believed to represent the anger and despair of the poor. The Buddhist people believed it was somehow motivating him toward enlightenment and spiritual growth.
Buddha looks devastated during a retreat from his earthly obligations by Buddha and his Thayul on the Parthenon on May 30, 534. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)
Many are probably familiar with the scenes and texts in the more common translation, so we’ll focus on the 50 images for the slideshow.
To open and participate in this meditation retreat, go to this website. For more information, call 92244 7951 or email [email protected]