Buddhic Legend - Size A1; charcoal & gouache

This painting comprises several aspects and episodes from the many lifes of Siddharta Gautama Buddha, all of them encircling the main- and to me the most important recount, when Buddha during one of his former existences once sat on a high rock meditating and getting aware of a lioness beneath the rock, craving from hunger and actually much to weak already to feed her pups who begged for milk. The Buddhas compassion for the lioness and her pups was so deeply felt, that he threw himself down the rock, in order to provide food for the starving lioness and her pups.

...from one of Buddhas former lifes
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