Tenpa Namkha. Present at the Buddhist-Bonpo debates, he indicated that a realized one has no need to make any distinction between these teachings. Revered by Bonpos and initiated into Mantra by Padmasambhava, he meditated in woods and mountains until fully awakened. Able to tame wild beasts via mudra and collated many advanced texts, particularly those of the sems-de class of Dzogchen.
Juan Mascaró (December 8, 1897 – March 19, 1987): Spanish translator born in Majorca; responsible for one of the most popular English translations of the Hindu text Bhagavad Gita, some of major Upanishads; translated key Buddhist text, Dhammapada, into English from Pāli, published in 1973; first work, Lamps of Fire, was collection of religious/spiritual wisdom -- inspired Beatles song The Inner Light. Though his native tongue was Catalan, he translated into English.
... ancient Indian form of concertina style books - the main form of Buddhist text distribution along the Silk Route. It was originally made with loosely bound etched palm tree leaves, protected by the wooden boards.
Cosmological Scroll, Rubin Museum: Geographic Origin Tibet Medium Pigments on cloth. This eight-panel, double-sided scroll presents diagrams exploring various aspects of the cosmos as described in the Buddhist text called the Wheel of Time (Kalachakra) Tantra. This tantra emphasizes the correlations between the outward appearances of the universe and the human body.
2-Oxherding. The Ten Oxherding Pictures which relate back to a Ch'an master in the Sung dynasty China (1126-1279 AD), have spiritual roots in the early Buddhist texts. They provide useful imagery of an illusion to be negated before a seeker of truth can experience enlightenment. The ox symbolize the mind and the herder symbolizes the seeker. Graphic design by Hor Tuck Loon. #buddha #buddhism #oxherding