Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Kwanyin) with willow branch
China, late 18th-early 19th century
When properly placated, fierce Yogini goddesses bestowed worldly powers on tantric yogis and royal devotees. This is one of three life-size yoginis, from a temple that was destroyed at an unknown point in the past, that are reunited in a dramatic installation in the exhibition.
Image and caption courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Samyama Nirvana… Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divine within.
The panda on the bottom is priceless. It makes me think of a middle aged man for some reason.
They look exhausted. I bet…wait for it….
THEY’VE BEEN THROUGH SHEER PANDAMONIUM.