Draw a teaching the Lotus sutra
In the desert great picture gallery, Dunhuang has prospered as an international trade oasis city where many people live and travel as an important relay point of the ancient Silk Road. In this Dunhuang Mogao, Buddhist teachings are depicted in countless murals.
This wall painting illustrates the glorious Ceremony in the Air. When Shakyamuni preaches, a magnificent tower adorned with the seven treasures such as gold, silver, pearl and agate emerges from beneath the earth and hangs suspended in midair.
In the treasure tower, Many Treasures Buddha testifies to the authenticity of Shakyamuni’s preaching, saying, “All that you have expounded is the truth.” This demonstrates that what the Lotus Sutra teaches is the correct teaching for the past, present and future.