10-ox Paintings of Cheonju-sa
on Gyeongju's Danseok-san
photographed in September 1998
#1, 2 & 3 of the "10 Ox Pictures" (a famous instructional artwork of Seon [Zen, Meditational] Buddhism
originating in Sung-Dynasty China)
painted around the outside of the Main Hall -- quite typical.
#4 -- unusually graphic
#7 and #8
#10 -- quite unusual and non-traditional, really, as the now-enlightened monk is shown in
tattered clothing
(sign of a sincere deep-mountain monk), dancing in joy (at his enlightenment, we
can presume)
-- perhaps suggesting the famous story of Wonhyo-daesa's awakening.