Comments on: The Splendid Reclining Buddha Of Polonnawura http://www.journeyidea.org/the-splendid-reclining-buddha-of-polonnawura Travel across the world with Journey Idea Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:11:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: vareeja http://www.journeyidea.org/the-splendid-reclining-buddha-of-polonnawura/comment-page-1#comment-14060 vareeja Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:44:01 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=1500#comment-14060 Countless monuments have been raised, over tens of centuries, in memory of the great scenes of Buddha’s life... but this one at Polonnawura in Sri Lanka honours Buddha's dying moments, when he achieved perfect peace: Nirvana. Inspite of its prone position, the statue carries an air of enormous dignity and satisfaction, and appears to have emerged naturally from the streaked, grey, granite cliff behind it as though it were part of the environment. 46 feet in length, it lies across the front of a rock-cut temple, and shows the Buddha lying on his side, one hand raised to his pillow, with a placid smile on his lips. Indeed very profound and magnificient! Countless monuments have been raised, over tens of centuries, in memory of the great scenes of Buddha’s life… but this one at Polonnawura in Sri Lanka honours Buddha’s dying moments, when he achieved perfect peace: Nirvana.

Inspite of its prone position, the statue carries an air of enormous dignity and satisfaction, and appears to have emerged naturally from the streaked, grey, granite cliff behind it as though it were part of the environment.

46 feet in length, it lies across the front of a rock-cut temple, and shows the Buddha lying on his side, one hand raised to his pillow, with a placid smile on his lips.

Indeed very profound and magnificient!

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By: Wes http://www.journeyidea.org/the-splendid-reclining-buddha-of-polonnawura/comment-page-1#comment-1162 Wes Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:30:32 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=1500#comment-1162 I am really taken surprise to see how the few bits & pieces of information make a spectacular statue more than an art work. I loved it. Ricky, you are sure lucky to had a chance to witness it. I guess, so will I. I am gonna incorporate it in my office tour in near future. I am really taken surprise to see how the few bits & pieces of information make a spectacular statue more than an art work. I loved it. Ricky, you are sure lucky to had a chance to witness it. I guess, so will I. I am gonna incorporate it in my office tour in near future.

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By: Ray http://www.journeyidea.org/the-splendid-reclining-buddha-of-polonnawura/comment-page-1#comment-1161 Ray Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:05:59 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=1500#comment-1161 Do you know that King Parakrambahu was quite a visionary. He created quite a harmonious & growing period for Sri Lanka. I guess, the work is now unknown, but the reclining Buddha has kept him immortal. What an irony? Do you know that King Parakrambahu was quite a visionary. He created quite a harmonious & growing period for Sri Lanka. I guess, the work is now unknown, but the reclining Buddha has kept him immortal.
What an irony?

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By: Pearl http://www.journeyidea.org/the-splendid-reclining-buddha-of-polonnawura/comment-page-1#comment-1160 Pearl Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:59:18 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=1500#comment-1160 I think the fact that you have the depictions of Nirvana makes it the most rewarding, spiritually. I mean, all the events from Buddha's like are rewarding, but Nirvana has to be on position no 1. You can't have more important event, can you? I am so gonna go there....... one day. I think the fact that you have the depictions of Nirvana makes it the most rewarding, spiritually. I mean, all the events from Buddha’s like are rewarding, but Nirvana has to be on position no 1.
You can’t have more important event, can you?
I am so gonna go there……. one day.

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By: Sandy http://www.journeyidea.org/the-splendid-reclining-buddha-of-polonnawura/comment-page-1#comment-1150 Sandy Fri, 28 Aug 2009 04:58:56 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=1500#comment-1150 I think that nirvana is essentially lot more than peace. It's the inner detachment from world & all of its happiness & sadness. Just kinda thing, we don't have an accurate English word for. Anyways, I feel its nice place to incorporate in list & explore in my trip to South East Asia. That was real unique & interesting place to check out. I think that nirvana is essentially lot more than peace. It’s the inner detachment from world & all of its happiness & sadness. Just kinda thing, we don’t have an accurate English word for.
Anyways, I feel its nice place to incorporate in list & explore in my trip to South East Asia. That was real unique & interesting place to check out.

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