Gonebeyond Zenji is a dog king who lived in the time of ancient Buddhas. He attained full complete enlightenment instantly after meditating for 900 years in a cold metal kennel. He emerged as a hero, and was brought to the IDEAL temple where he protected Monk Panda Buddha PANDATSU for 17 centuries. He holds a flaming Dharma wheel in one hand and a delicate flower in the other. His foot is always on the Green Envy Demon of Desire. If the foot is lifted for only a second, then the gold will be snatched away and lost. In the background the Heart Sutra is written in hieroglyphics.
Painting on canvas with acrylic colors including metallic silver and gold. 42 x 48 The picture includes a full inscription and an offering of 7 wooden Karma Coins. This is an APTOTROPAIC painting, meaning “having the power to prevent evil or bad luck”. This type of art was quite common in ancient times.