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Dazu Rock Carvings, China Heritage Sites, China in Asia

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Grotesque mandala at the Dazu Caves, China Featured Dazu Rock Carvings Print

Grotesque mandala at the Dazu Caves, China

The spectacular Dazu Rock Carvings in Sichuan are a diverse series of Chinese religious sculptures and carvings, dating back as far as the 7th century; these feature an eclectic range of Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs. Some are in rock-cut cave shrines, others are rock reliefs carved into the open rock faces.
A mandala such as this is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Indian religions, including Buddhism; it metaphysically represents the universe and cosmic order

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Rock Carvings, Baodingshan, Dazu, China Featured Dazu Rock Carvings Print

Rock Carvings, Baodingshan, Dazu, China

Part of the Ox herding parable. In this Scene two hersdmen relax by a pond and enjoy the beauty of nature (represented by a crane) while one of them plays a flute. The ox is nowhere to be found, showing that at this state the concerns of the active mind are absent; the Zen doctrine of 'no mind'.The Dazu rock carvings, one of Chinas most impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are situated between Chengdu and Chongqing in the southern part of China, in Sichuan Province.The carvings at Dazu are a most beautiful form of rock art and symbolise the integration of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism, the 3 main religions of China. Besides images of the Buddha, the carvings show different people including ministers, military officers, executioners, monks, rich and poor people, and performers. The carvings date from the 9th to 13th centuries.Baodingshan is the most visited grotto in Dazu, and has the best preserved sculptures. It was here that between 1174 and 1252 the Buddhist monk Zhao Zhifeng ordered the start of work on the elaborate carvings along a 500-meter U-shaped section of Mount Baoding. They show the implementation of Buddhist ideas in daily life as represented by Tantric Buddhism

© Claire Plumridge