Previous Life Stories of the Buddha
18 of 31 in a set of Skyes rabs, or previous life stories of Shakya Muni Buddha (Bodhisattva avadanakalpalata). The set is printed on machine woven cotton and block printed with black ink. The central Buddha's hands form the dhyana mudra, symbolising meditation. The Buddha's left hand is placed below the right, showing that accomplished meditators come from an understanding of wisdom or emptiness.