Buddha Relief Painting-DSW5-1390
Buddha Relief Painting
Buddha Relief Painting. This painting depicts an ancient carving. Thus, describing the life of the Buddha and his teachings.
Description of The Buddha Relief
The reliefs found at the foot of the Borobudur Temple have a core connection with Buddhist teachings. In addition, the reliefs that adorn the foot of the temple also have teachings. Which, describes the teachings on the causes of human suffering. And, the result of human actions in the next life. By the way, compare the relief sculptures with scriptures or Buddhist Sutras. In fact, it can be seen that the temple reliefs are interconnected.
To tell a story that represents the Mahakarmavibhanga Sutra. Or the law of the cause of suffering and the result of action. 160 panels containing scenes on the reliefs tell about everyday life. Actions that produce both good and evil. And the consequences of that action. Besides, heaven and hell. Twenty-three of the panels are excerpts from the Mahakarmavibhanga Sutra. As indicated by the word karma, this relief depicts various human actions and their effects. Some scenes can be interpreted as symbols of pratitya samutpada. Which refers to the Bhacavakra mandala from Tibet.
Generally, reliefs are sculptures and 3-dimensional carvings that are usually made on stone. Later, this form of carving is usually found in temples, shrines, monuments and ancient historical places. Besides that, in Indonesia, the reliefs on the walls of the Borobudur temple are an example of describing the life of the Buddha and his teachings. At first, this relief can be a stand-alone carving. Or as part of another relief panel, forming a series of stories or teachings. At the Borobudur Temple itself, for example, there are more than 1,400 relief panels that are used to tell all the teachings of the Buddha Gautama.
Meaning of The Relief
The meaning of the whole series of reliefs shows that the concept of karma here is placed in the context of pratitya samutpada which consists of 12 links that describe the causes of human suffering. Now, the series of reliefs have been covered and form the foot of the temple. Thus, the foot of the Borobudur Temple contains a core of Buddhist teachings that emphasize the first two Truths; life is suffering, and suffering has a cause.