jizos

Springing up from the earth

“[T]here are as many bodhisattva great ones as there are sands in sixty thousand Ganges. And each on of these bodhisattvas has as many followers as there are sands in sixty thousand Ganges. After my extinction, they will be able to protect and embrace, read and recite, and teach this sutra everywhere.”

When the Buddha had said this, the earth of this three thousand great thousandfold world trembled and split open, and from it innumerable tens of millions of billions of bodhisattva great ones sprang up together.

Lotus Sutra, chapter 15 (translated by Gene Reeves)

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jizo-bon, Namba, Osaka by jtabn99

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Hiraizumi Mōtsū-ji.


Silence,
peace returns to the heart.

The Jizo is seems to us
to grant a wish.

Please,
so that your wishes will come true …

平泉町 毛越寺

静寂です
秋風を感じました
心が帰るようです

このお地蔵様
願い事を叶えて
くれるらしいです

どうか、
あなたの “願い"を
叶えて下さりますように…


2016年

Small wooden Buddhist jizo image and zushi altar (Dealer: Jinta) – Supremely, simple and small Jizo bodhisattva. Meiji-Taisho period, early 20th century, Japan. (Different age and provenance of each piece as originally.) Jizo: approx. H 6cm (2.36in) / Zushi: approx. H 10cm (3.93in), W 16cm (6.29in)

http://tatami-antiques.com/items/small-jizo/

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In my photo folder, I just found this really cool picture from May’s London Expo that I never shared so, here we are, to celebrate 15 years of Bleach. Squad 12 shenanigans ^_^

True story…in one of the group shots, I accidentally managed to hit the Kisuke on the left in the crotch with Ashisogi Jizo. 

hahahaha ‘accidentally’

Nah, I kid, but needless to say, ‘Mayuri’ got very flustered and embarrassed after that :P

Photo: https://www.facebook.com/chantillylacephotograpghy/

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The figure depicted is Jizo, the patron of travelers and pilgrims. He is well documented in the Buddhist religion for easing and shortening the sentence of those serving their time in hell. I’m sure in their time of suffering the Japanese looked to such a deity for some kind of comfort or aid in what they perceived as hell. Though their journey was long, hard, and riddled with death, the Japanese emerged bruised, battered, but alive.

頑張る is a Japanese term of Zen Buddhist origin which means “enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity.” This term was later adopted by the Japanese Americans during their horrific time at the internment camps during World War II. Unaware of the concept, Americans took it as a sign of subordination and lack of initiative. As their captors laughed in their faces, the Japanese diligently exercised one of the most difficult of Buddhist practices testing their will, humanity and pride.

This illustration is dedicated to anyone on any kind of journey in life, including life itself. Some of you will be starting a new journey entirely, some of you will be continuing a journey after an all too brief respite, and some of you will be coming to the end of a long journey in the upcoming months. If there is ever a time where you feel the need to give up, break down or ,the worst, run away, this is for you.

Remember that every journey has an obstacle, wall or mountain that you will think is too high to overcome. Fuck it. It’s just another item that you’re going have to check off on your list of things to do. Be diligent, be quiet, and be efficient. Your hell is only temporary, and you will get over that mountain.

Small wooden Buddhist jizo image and zushi altar (Dealer: Jinta) – Supremely, simple and small Jizo bodhisattva. Meiji-Taisho period, early 20th century, Japan. (Different age and provenance of each piece as originally.) Jizo: approx. H 6cm (2.36in) / Zushi: approx. H 10cm (3.93in), W 16cm (6.29in)

http://tatami-antiques.com/items/small-jizo/

#tatami_antiques #small #jizo #shrine

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