The Forest Sculptures of Victoria’s Way
7 forest sculptures Victoria’s Way (Sanskrit: Jina marga, meaning the Way to Liberation ≈ moksha (or mukti), achieved by the Buddha @ samyak-sambodhi)) represent the stages, indeed a cross’roads or impasses on the journey to the full realization of one’s true self (read: atta or atma). The individual who responds naturally and spontaneously to the world, i.e. who lives an authentic life, completes the journey easily, achieves fulfilment and is rewarded with joy. However, the ‘cultured’ or over-regulated individual, the one who has lost the capacity to act and respond spontaneously, encounters many obstacles, consequently fails to attain and becomes distressed.
The 7 phases or stages, here representing Siddartha’s (prototypical) transition from un-freedom and distress to liberation and bliss highlight the struggle of every person towards attaining the experience of true being.
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Awakening Separation Split Man Condensation
Bodhi Relativization Dukkha Muni
Create or die Released The Ferryman’s End
Linga/atma Nirvana Parinirvana
Spiritual Wisdom Seat Eve Lord Shiva