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Phlab monastery Buddha, standing and saluting with lotus in his hand,Vanthasema style. Bangkok.

 

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From Wikipedia,

Cubic zirconia (or CZ) is the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide (ZrO2). The synthesized material is hard, optically flawless and usually colorless, but may be made in a variety of different colors. It should not be confused with zircon, which is a zirconium silicate (ZrSiO4). It is sometimes erroneously called “cubic zirconium”.

Because of its low cost, durability, and close visual likeness to diamond, synthetic cubic zirconia has remained the most gemologically and economically important competitor for diamonds since 1976. It is sometimes marketed under the brand name “Diamonique“. Its main competition as a synthetic gemstone is the more recently cultivated material, synthetic moissanite.

Princess cut

The Princess cut is the second most popular cut shape for diamonds, next to a round brilliant.[citation needed] The face-up shape of the princess cut is square or rectangular and the profile or side-on shape is similar to that of an inverted pyramid with four beveled sides. The princess cut is a relatively new diamond cut, having been created in the 1960s.

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About twenty years ago (1990 ) when Rinpoche came to my house, he saw this ring on my shrine he was amazed and fascinated by this ring he told me that this ring is a symbols of Medicine Buddha take good care and don’t loose it…

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From Wikipedia,

Guanyin (Chinese: 觀音; pinyin: Guānyīn; Wade–Giles: kuan-yin, Japanese: Kannon, Korean: Gwan-eum, Vietnamese: Quan Âm) is the bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin (觀世音, pinyin: Guānshìyīn, Wade-Giles: kuan-shih yin) which means “Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World“.

It is generally accepted (in the Chinese community) that Guanyin originated as the Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara (अवलोकितेश्वर), which is her male form. Commonly known in English as the Goddess of Mercy[1], Guanyin is also revered by Chinese Daoists (Taoists) as an Immortal. However, in Daoist mythology, Guanyin has other origination stories which are not directly related to Avalokiteśvara.

Origin

Guanyin’s origin is debated among scholars. The root of this debate lies in the history of religion in China. China’s indigenous religion is Daoism. It is possible that Guanshi’yin originated as a Daoist deity, the Queen Mother of the West. With the introduction of Mahayana Buddhism to China in around the 4th to 5th centuries, Daoism and Buddhism became religious rivals in China. The Buddhist tactic was to change, and even supplant, indigenous Daoist deities in favor of Buddhist deities. Over the centuries, this trend has had the effect that it is now virtually impossible to determine Guanshi’yin’s true origin. The official Buddhist view is that Guanyin originated with the male Avalokiteśvara, though Guanyin’s origin may be more complex than this simple, linear derivation. While it is certain that the name “Guanshi’yin” is derived from the name “Avalokiteśvara”, the image of the Chinese/Korean/Japanese/Vietnamese Bodhisattva (along with her femininity) may be at least partly derived from other sources.

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These three images was consecrate in KARMA KAGYUD BUDDHIST CENTRE on Feb 1996.

Height: Buddha 19cm,Guru Rinpoche 19cm, Green Tara 20cm.

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唐三彩是一种盛行于唐代的陶器,以黄、白、绿为基本釉色,后来人们习惯地把这类陶器称为“唐三彩。

 

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后印何朝宗胡卢四方款

达摩在中国始传禅宗,“直指人心,见性成佛,不立文字,教外别传”。语言和文字只是描述万事万物的代号而已。只要明心见性,了解自己的心性,就可以成佛。

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鹰即指霸气、力量和王者风范;松则寓意坚韧和刚劲,可谓天骄之相。

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大明正德元年供春朱泥壶

以下资料可供参考:供春变色壶

砂壶考云:【项氏厉代名瓷图谱纪龚春褐色壶云:宜兴一窑出自本朝武庙之世有名工龚春者宜兴人以觕砂制器,专供茗事,往往有窑变者如此壶,本褐色貯茗之后则通身变成碧色,酌一分则一分还成褐色,若斟完则通身复回褐矣,豈非造物之奇秘洩露人间,以为至宝耶,与下朱壶咸出龚制,予曾一见於京口靳公子家,其后俱为南部张中贵以五百金购去。】

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蛇不断吞噬自己又不断从自体再生,所以它永远吃也吃不完。这是诞生与死的结合,以表现他们的宇宙观念“永恒和不朽”,意味著没有开始也没有结束、结束就是开始、开始就是结束。

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