Wednesday, September 20, 2006


I'm not easily stunned, but this "Thousand-hand Bodhisattva" show sent shivers up and down my spine. It's done by the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe.

"In Buddhist thought, a bodhisattva is a being who is dedicated to assisting all sentient beings in achieving complete Buddhahood. Conventionally, the term is applied to hypothetical beings with a high degree of enlightenment. Bodhisattva literally means "enlightenment ('bodhi') truth ('sattva')" in Sanskrit......
.....(A) common conception of the Bodhisattva is one who delays his own final and complete enlightenment in order to save all sentient beings out of his enormous compassion. He is on a mission to liberate all sentient beings, and only then will he rest and complete his own enlightenment." - Wikipedia

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