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Dharmakaya (from the series Novellas)

Dharmakaya (from the series Novellas)

Artist: Patrick Nagatani (American, 1945 - 2017)
Printer: Jeff Ryan (American, born 1962)
Publisher: 21 Steps Editions (American, founded 1991)
Date: 1992
Medium: waterless lithograph
Dimensions:
Image: 21 11/16 × 18 1/8 in. (55.1 × 46 cm)
Support: 21 11/16 × 18 1/8 in. (55.1 × 46 cm)
Support (Secondary): 23 15/16 × 19 15/16 in. (60.8 × 50.6 cm)
Mat: 30 × 24 in. (76.2 × 61 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of Richard Levy and Dana Asbury, 2018
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2018.11.2
Description
The meaning given for “Dharmakaya” is: “Indian word representing the huge area of human experience cut off by cultural filtering.” Darmakaya is a Sanskrit word (meaning “truth body” or “reality body”) that refers to one of the three bodies of a Buddha in Mahayana Buddhism. It could be thought of as the true self of the Buddha present within all beings.
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