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|Buddhist temple in St.Petersburg|
(1987, cartoon, oil, 30 x 23 см)
A Lamaist temple in Saint-Petersburg
(1987, cardboard, oil, 30 x 23 cm)
That was the first sketch painted from life after Opuls's arrival in St-Petersburg. http://dazan.spb.ru
For a long time Buddhism has been a common religion in Turkestan. As a child the artist saw the bronze statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara in his father's collection.
In opinion of many European scientists Buddhism is a philosophy rather than a religion. It is a philosophy which states that everyone has a potential to become Buddha, or reach a state of enlightenment (as the Buddhists), which may be achieved by nuber of practices, main elements of which are wisdom, love and compassion.
Dalai Lama has often said: "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them. You do not need to become a monk, being a layman can also work effectively for the common good".
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The Kudepsta River flows into the Black Sea (2017)
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Art is given to us not to die of truth. (Fridrikh Nietzsche)