Friday, September 14, 2012

Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa visual study aid

Here are the 8 talks for the Vimalakirti Nirdesa, on Free Buddhist Audio.

There's a list of mythical beasts mentioned on page 16 of Thurman translation (Click on the definition to see an image I have found of the mythical creature):

Brahmas:  Creator gods.

Sakras:  Indra, king of gods.

Lokapalas:  Kings of the 4 quarters, protectors.  Also Wikipedia.

Devas:  gods.  Wikipedia.

Yaksas:  forest demons.

Gandharvas:  Heavenly musicians.  That are birds.

Asuras:  Titans.

Garudas:  Magical bird.  Which, by the way, is the national symbol of Thailand

Kimnaras:  Horse head, human body.

Maharagas:  Mythical serpent race, of which I couldn't find any images.

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