Yellow Flower

DATE

21/01/2017 - 23/01/2017

Conversation Between Life & Wisdom by Li Yu

生命与智慧的对话

Solo exhibition

ARTIST(S)

Li Yu 李愚

VENUE

Younie Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

OPENING RECEPTION

21 January 2017, 07:00:00

ABOUT 

An art exhibition of Bodhisattva is not merely about painting technique nor a creative performance. It also encompasses the artist’s state of mind, understanding and exploration surrounding the topic of life. In the Buddhist philosophy, Bodhisattva is an incarnation of spiritual practice and compassion, a combination of wisdom and life. They experience and journey through numerous life cycles, and would eventually achieve a certain state of mind as they are getting closer to discovering the true meaning of life. Along the way, Bodhisattvas continuously guide and save others from torments and sufferings. By practicing both wisdom and compassion, it would bring them faster to nirvana.

Guan Yin would be the Bodhisattva of Compassion who we’re most familiar with in our world. Guan Yin listens and concerns any voice of pain and distress, and with his power of goodness, response to anyone calling for his protection and rescue. Guan Yin does not take on any form, since he can transform into anything. He carries out spiritual practice in life in order to gain wisdom, and with wisdom, to enable himself and others to break free from all doubts and sufferings in life. He comes and goes, gives and takes, until he reaches the completion stage of enlightenment.

菩萨图像作品展,不是一项单纯的绘画技术与创作的表现,其中所涵盖的,是创作者的思想层次,以及对生命的了解与探讨的精神内容。菩萨,在佛陀的思想教育中,是修行与慈悲的化身,是智慧与生命的结合体。他们是随着各种生命的流转,在不同的宇宙空间经历、探讨生命的真谛,以致思想臻至一个丰盛融合的阶段,且亦不断地胸怀着解脱后来者的痛苦与磨练,藉着结合两者的修行方式,自渡与渡人,来加速完成自我圆满的道果。

在我们这个空间中,观世音菩萨是一位最让人熟悉的慈悲修行者。佛陀说因为观世音菩萨所发的愿力,在我们生活的这个五浊空间起了深厚的因缘。世间所有痛苦危难的声音,都会引起他的关注与关怀。只要后来者发出对他的呼唤,皆能接受到他慈悲护救的力量。他是无形无相,既是任何行相皆是他所有的。他在生活中修行,也在修行中获取智慧,再从智慧中解脱生命的种种痛苦与疑惑,对自己的、对他人的。如此来回、互动互取,直至进入圆满道果。