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මැනික් ගඟ

මැනික් ගඟ

Most Buddhas that one sees depicted are what are known as “meditation Buddhas,” and they never lived. They represent Buddha powers within all of us, and in contemplating them, you will be guided by your own Buddha (as in the Catholic tradition your principle guide is a particular saint, who represents virtues and qualities that are somehow accessible to you). The Buddha image, then, is a tool to help you meditate on the Buddhahood within yourself (Anuradhapura, Ceylon)

"Boy with Buddha" was taken by W. Skeen It was taken in Anuradhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka). It shows a boy meditating along side the Buddha.

Paddy Fields, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka (www.secretlanka.com)

Paddy Fields, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka (www.secretlanka.com)

Kataragama - Manika Ganga

Kataragama - Manika Ganga

Sigiriya ,Sri Lanka:  King Kasyapa (477 – 495 AD) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion.  It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sigiriya ,Sri Lanka: King Kasyapa – 495 AD) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion.

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