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Illuminated 2 by jialu Illuminated 2 by jialu
Illuminated II (2003) oil on canvas, 55 79 inches
A bodhisattva is the Sanskrit word for "hero of enlightenment", a being whose abilities allow her to achieve perfection, but whose compassion compels her to turn back to the imperfect world she might leave. Christians believe such grace is granted by God only to those of deep faith; Buddhists believe everyone is able to attain it, though not in a single lifetime. I love the idea of a spiritual warrior. Indeed we need to be armed and determined in the face of doubt and fear, but there is always a light shining for us in the darkest night and our practice allows us to grow powerful.
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Illuminated 2 traditional work by *jialu ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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I-Am-A-Flying-Bird Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. I like the serenity of this piece.
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:iconlovethetrees17:
So beautiful, I especially love how powerful the spiritual wind around her is:)
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UnripeHamadryad Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the lights are stunning! great work
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:iconelvis1972:
truly inspirational, the world needs more people with insight like yours, remarkable painting!
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waiting-for-wings Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks amazing!
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:iconjadetatsu:
I like this one too I really love your art
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Dreamer-of-Magic Sep 29, 2012   General Artist
this is absolutely beautiful. :heart:
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:iconminato-kushina:
You have been featured here: [link] :heart:

Many congratulations once more, my dear! :party: :hug:
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:iconbluesky8024:
Nice colour!
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