Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bonji Wall Hanging.

A bonji represents a seed syllable.  The most common seed syllable that most people know is the Om.  In Buddhism there is a Bonji that represent different deities and bodhisattvas. This is a simple lay buddhist's way of explaining a deeper more powerful meaning behind the seed syllable.

I have always been drawn to bonji.  They are beautiful to me.  So I wanted to create wall hanging of them.

Here is the top with all of them together.  I put a silhouette of the Buddha in the middle.

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Monju Bosatsu: the Bodhisattva of Supreme Wisdom and Beautiful Splendor

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Jiz┼Ź Bosatsu: Patron of Children

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Ashuku Nyorai: Imperturbable Buddha

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Fugen Bosatsu:  Bodhisattva of Practice and Universal Goodness.

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Kokuzo Bosatsu: Bodhisattva of Wisdom and Memory

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Kannon Bosatsu: Lord of Compassion

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Fudo Myoo

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4 comments:

  1. Your quilt is very inspirational. I love it's meaning and the workmanship superb! You should sell the pattern.

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    1. eeee, selling stuff...that always gets me a little anxious. :)

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