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Bodhisattva's Life: The Temptation, stone relief, Borobudur, 8th century AD

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Title: Bodhisattva's Life: The Temptation, stone relief, Borobudur, 8th century AD
Author(s): Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Buddhism, Background: Bodhisattva's life, Buddha's message, Growth of Buddhism, Buddhist Pantheon;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Description: Depicts seductive attempts of Mara's daughters. The Bodhisattva is seated with his right hand in Bhumisparsamudra. The arm of the dejected Mara on left. The Bodhisattva put to flight the army of Mara before the sun had set, and then sank into deeper and profound contemplation. "He acquired in the first watch of the night the knowledge of previous existences, in the middle hour of the night the divine vision and the last part of the night the knowledge of the causative process. Thus he attained omniscience."
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3729


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