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Vasubhandu
Vasubhandu

Vasubhandu

  • Artist : Robert Beer
  • Type : Postcard
  • Category : Notecards (Set of 11)
  • Original Painting Size : 7 x 5 inches (178 x 127 mm)
  • Original Medium : Art card + envelope

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Format Size Price Availability  
Notecard + Envelope 7 x 5 inches
(178 x 127 mm)
£0.70
Set of all 11 Notecards 7 x 5 in.
(178 x 127 mm)
£5.50

Vasubhandu :

A set of eleven B/W Notecards with line-drawings by Robert Beer, which depict some of the most important Indian and Tibetan Buddhist lineage holders and gurus. The Notecards come with envelopes, and have a short biography of the lineage master depicted. Priced at £0-70 each, or £5-50 for the full set of eleven.

Vasubhandu (Tib. dByig'-ngyen), who lived around the turn of the 5th century, was the younger brother of Asanga, and he is recognized as one of the 'Six Adornments' of Indian Mahayana Buddhism. In Kashmir he studied the teachings of Theravada Buddhism and wrote an important text know as the Abhidharmakosha. But later he was drawn to the Mahayana teachings by his brother's (Asanga) discourses. He succeeded Asanga as the abbot of Nalanda Monastery, and went on to develop the philosophy of the Cittamatra School

© text by Robert Beer