Solace and Simplicity

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At Nanzoin Temple in Sasaguri, Fukuoka, Japan lies the world’s largest Reclining Bronze Buddha.

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In Buddhist philosophy, the Reclining Buddha symbolises the moment Gautama the Buddha achieved Nirvana, liberation from the cycle of human earthly life, after a lifetime of seeking enlightenment and sitting in meditation.

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The Buddha’s face depicts simple serenity.

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There is balance, a sense of absolute harmony.

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Buddha’s feet, inlaid with intricate designs of gold are remarkable.

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This is a work of art.

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I am lifted into a moment unexpected comfort and calm.

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A serendipitous encounter with Simplicity and Solace.

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IMG_4587  Golden carps are swimming near Buddha’s head under the sun.

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Today, the Buddha reclines and rests surrounded by mountains of peaceful green under a sky of blue azure.

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Behind the Reclining Bronze Buddha.

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Walk into the interior of the reclining bronze statue and you will find…

IMG_4654 Walk beneath and inside yourself and what do you discover?

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