Saturday, 12 June 2010

The Use of Buddhas in Gardens and Garden Design

Statues and Buddha images have been situated in the grounds and gardens of temples since the most ancient times and is is true to say that gardening has strong connections with the Buddhist religion:

Buddhists believe that;

The soil and earth of the Buddha garden represents the fertile ground of the Buddha's Mind.

The Sangha (which is the Pali word for Buddhist community) is the same as the harmonius ecosystem of plants that grow in the garden.

The Dhamma (which is the Pali word for the teachings of the Buddha) is the wise thoughts of the Buddha that is represented in the layout and structure of the Temple - Garden.

Read more about the use of Buddha's in Gardens at the Buddha's Face Buddhism 101 article - Buddhas in Gardens

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