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Brave Warrior


The first time I heard about the term "Bodhisattva," I was overwhelmed. My heart was filled with a warm sensation just to imagine a soul enlightened, so generously and compassionated that, decide to dedicate fearlessly to help other to awaken spiritually, to liberate from ignorance. 

"The term spiritual warrior is used in Tibetan Buddhism for one who combats the universal enemy: self-ignorance (avidya), the ultimate source of suffering according to Buddhist philosophy. A heroic being with a brave mind and ethical impulse. Different from other paths, which focus on individual salvation, the spiritual warrior's only complete and right practice is that which compassionately helps other beings with wisdom. This is the Bodhisattva ideal (the "Buddha-in-waiting"), the spiritual warrior who resolves to attain Buddhahood to liberate others. It's an "heroic being" defined as a Boddhisatva."

This magnificent spiritual warrior, called Boddhisattva, inspired me to paint "Brave Warrior."  It's a painting with a pearl white color as a background, a big red bleeding drop and a Chinese calligraphy that reads Brave Warrior.

There are splendid stories about Boddhisatvas and, plenty of beautiful statues in the temples of this heroic being.

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