Buddha Heart - Chinese / Japanese Calligraphy Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 32.4cm x 64.2cm  ≈  12¾" x 25¼"

Silk/Brocade: 42.2cm x 119.4cm  ≈  16½" x 47"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 51.2cm  ≈  20¼"

Buddha Heart - Chinese / Japanese Calligraphy Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll


The Mind of Buddha / Buddha Heart

This is often defined as the mind of Buddha, the spiritually enlightened heart, or a heart of mercy.

This refers to a heart or mind abiding in the real, not the seeming. A heart detached from good and evil and other such contrasts. In short, the Buddha-Mind

About the calligrapher:

This was painted by a friend named Cao Zhang. He's a Buddhist calligrapher who currently lives in Lakeside, California with his wife, son, and daughter. His daughter and mine are schoolmates, and my wife can often be found at his special Buddhist meditation sessions.

More about the artwork:

This is painted on xuan paper (often incorrectly called "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to my workshop in east Beijing where the master mounter built it into a handmade wall scroll.