The classic explanation of the enlightenment process.
Ten Oxherding Pictures
With an introduction by Urs App.
The Ten Oxherding Pictures
The Ten Oxherding Pictures which relate back to a Ch'an master in the Sung dynasty China (1126-1279 AD), have spiritual roots in the early Buddhist texts. They provide useful imagery of an illusion to be negated before a seeker of truth can experience enlightenment. The ox symbolize the mind and the herder symbolizes the seeker.
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