Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Red Stupa

„Just as physician gives medicine to those sick with a sickness.
Like that the Buddha teaches Mind only to sentient beings."

Some important comment regarding the photo, it seems there are some people who made jokes about the "Red Stupa" in Bochum, Germany, by saying that this is not really a Stupa and that a Stupa can not be red. Guess this can only be caused by their ignorance. If their would just do a little research, their would know that like on this photo of a Red Stupa in Samye Monastery in Tibet, there are red, yellow, green, black and white Stupas in Tibet. And as the Stupa itself has a deep meaning and symbolism, so also these colors have a meaning. The color of a Stupa does not make the consecrated Stupa less powerful than another Stupa.

And to clarify something else, here is a Link to a report of the Diamond Way Buddhism Foundation, who supported the building of the Stupa in Bochum:

The Quote at the beginning is from the book: „The Moon of Wisdom: Chapter Six of Chandrakirti’s Entering the Middle Way with Commentary from the Eighth Karmapa Mikyo Dorje’s Kagyu Siddhas“
More about the book:

(Photo by Steve Allen)

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