Oct 19, 2005

Folio 94, from a Gandavyuha-sutra (Scripture of the Supreme Array)

Folio 94, from a Gandavyuha-sutra (Scripture of the Supreme Array)


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Gum tempera and ink on palm leaf

Average: 4.2 x 52.4 cm (1 5/8 x 20 5/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1955.49.2


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The name of the pilgrim Sudhana means "Good Wealth," and he wears fine clothes and a crown.


The subject of the painting on this page accords with the text in another section of the manuscript. It describes the encounter of the pilgrim Sudhana with a Hindu Brahmin sage (rishi) in the forest, who had reached an enlightened state. Many of Sudhana's teachers were not Buddhist monks, but were "true friends" from many walks of life.

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