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Fo Dao tuwen bei 佛道图文碑


Engraved by An Renzuo. Written by Yuan Zhengji of Ru’nan County. Assisted by Fan bothers: Fan Youyong, Fan Yousui. Sponsored by Liu Zhina, the former Prefectural Judge of Military Commissioner. Portrayed by Li Fenggui. Established by Xu Zhishun in 968 C.E. This Sutra would be circulated perpetually in Imperial College.

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Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō. Vol.21. 1255b.

刻作摩利支菩薩像, 如天女形可長半寸. 或一寸二寸已下. 於蓮花上或立或坐. 頭冠瓔珞種種莊嚴極令端正. 左手把天扇. 其扇如維摩詰前天女扇. 右手垂下揚掌向外. 展五指作與願勢. 有二天女各執白拂侍立左右.

Carving a sculpture of Marici Bodhisattva, the form as a heavenly goddess could be half a chi long or one to two chi long. She either sits or stands on the lotus. All types of coronet, jade and pearl necklace should be extremely solemn and decorous. The fan holding in her left hand should look like the fan used by the goddess of Vimalakirti. The right hand faces down with five fingers upright as Varada Mudrā (generosity gesture). There were two goddesses holding white whisks stand behind Marici at left and right. Once this sculpture ismade, put it on your head or arm, or put it inside of your clothes.

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