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千手千眼無礙大悲心陀羅尼,完成於民國82年。

 

這幅作品的產出,說起來很有趣,師傅的同業在一次聚會提到他刻了一幅心經,師傅靈機一動決定刻一幅千手千眼無礙大悲心陀羅尼,也就俗稱的大悲咒,這個決定除了促進同業良性競爭,也造就了巨作的產生。

 

 

大悲咒,總共有84句箴言,每一句箴言代表一尊菩薩,亦即84尊菩薩。師傅加標題名稱共刻了85刻印章。整帖經文共花了師傅兩年多的時間雕刻。每一次整幅大悲咒的複印也都得花上六到八小時的時間才能完工。

 

 

細看每顆印章的樣式排列、字體與文字符號等都是師傅精心設計過的,比較值得一提的是,有些印章中有圖案的部分,那是師傅根據大悲咒中,每尊菩薩身上所配戴的「法器」所模製出來的。

 

整幅大悲咒,雕工細琢,風格雅致。此幅作品深受許多修行人喜愛,以為此作品極具正能量。師傅於佛陀紀念館落成時,捐贈一幅大悲咒給佛光山。

千手千眼無礙大悲心陀羅尼

Great Compassion Mantra

 

The Great Compassion Mantra was completed in 1993.

 

Interestingly, the production of this masterpiece resulted from a gathering in which his friend mentioned he had carved a roll of Heart Sutra, which, as a bright idea, struck Sculptor Chen that a much larger scripture should be created - Great Compassion Mantra. This decision not only fostered the virtuous competition among the same trade but also gave rise to the production of this magnum opus.

 

The Great Compassion Mantra is composed of 84 lines, each of which denotes a buddha, namely 84 buddhas in total. With an addition of the title to the collection, Scupltor Chen carved altogether 85 stamps that took him over two years to complete. Moreover, it also takes six to eight hours to reproduce each of the whole roll of the Great Compassion Mantra, as shown in the first slide above.

 

Looking into the layout, font and icon in each stamp, you can find they are delicately and intricately designed by Sculptor Chen. What's worth mentioning is that some icons in the stamps were simulated on the basis of the "magical accessories" doned by Buddhas.

 

In a nutshell, this buddhistic scroll was exquisitely engraved and classy. This scroll, which wins many Buddhists' hearts, is thought to bring positive energy to people. Sculptor Chen donated a scroll to commemorate the opening of Fo Guang Shan Memorial Center. 

 

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