BUDDHISM: The Fabric of Life in Asia
Buddhism is the fabric of life in Asia, and no memorials tower higher than the monuments to Buddha spread across Asia.
Portrayed by generations of artists and artisans and working centuries and cultures apart, the face nevertheless remains unmistakable.
The serenity of that countenance, the articulation of those hands and of that posture in repose could not signify any but Buddha, the “Awakened One”, whose name derives from the Sanskrit root budh, meaning to know, to become aware.
Pursuing their daily existence beneath that gaze, those who dwell in the heartland of Buddhist Asia feel they draw their spiritual livelihood from a deeper source.