Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Three Laughing Men by the Tiger Stream

Song painting in the Litang style illustrating the theme "confucianism, taoism and buddhism are one". Depicts taoist Lu Xiujing (left), official Tao Hongjing (right) and buddhist monk Huiyuan (center, founder of Pure Land) by the Tiger stream. The stream borders a zone infested by tigers that they just crossed without fear, engrossed as they were in their discussion. Realising what they just did, they laugh together, hence the name of the picture,Three laughing men by the Tiger stream.

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Blogger Paul Long said...

Do they end up getting eaten by tigers? :-)

12:08 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

Hi Paul,

then the tigers will be laughing :)

1:24 PM  
Blogger The Rambling Taoist said...

The tigers are illusions.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

Hi Rambling Taoist,

It is all an illusion leading to the sound of laughter in the void.

6:45 PM  

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