Keywords: sutra

52 objects
F1985.36a-f

Sutra of Incantations for Sustaining the Thunderbolt Life (Kongojumyodarani-kyo)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1985.36a-f

Three sheets of paper, gold on indigo. With a paulounia wood case and the title, gold plated fan shaped knob, Gin joji bon’s seal on first paper. A sacred text (sutra) written in gold follows a frontispiece illustrated with a central image of the Buddha preaching to two bodhisattvas (enlightened beings) and two monk-disciples. The …

F1921.2

Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1921.2

High relief carving of Western Paradise. Amitabha presides over a lotus pond that contains flowers opening to reveal newborn souls. Numerous deities and celestial attendants fill in the tableau.

S1991.161

The Karandavyuha Sutra

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1991.161

A complete manuscript consisting of 77 numbered text folios and two blanks in blue-black paper lettered in gilt, three miniature paintings, and a pair of polychrome painted wooden covers.