Shakyamuni Buddha In this image Shakyamuni Buddha is show seated high above a distant mountain range seated upon a throne of a lotus with sun and moon cushions, supported by eight great lions. The elements of the lotus, moon and sun represent the Three Principal Paths of Buddhism, namely renunciation, the wish for enlightenment and correct view of emptiness. Each of these paths have been perfectly elucidated by Je Tsongkapa in His Lam Rim text of the same name: The Three Principal Paths.
“The knowledge of the past stays with us. To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.” ~ Jack Kornfield <3 lis