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  Jivaka

 

Thailand

A sculpture of Jivaka, one of the eighteen arahats, nicknamed the Heart Exposing Arhat. He is depicted in a seating pose, with both his hands pulling back the lapels of his garment, thus revealing his chest with a Buddha image on it, as proof that he has the Buddha in his heart. In Vietnam, he may be depicted riding a turtle or tortoise (fig.).

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1354'47.2"N 10025'17.0"E