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fu with prayer wheels in background, by  serenityphotography
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fu with prayer wheels in background

by serenityphotography
Artist Notes
Fu are Chinese Guardian Lions, placed outside buildings to protect them. This stone fu is protecting a small courtyard temple. Behind the statue are three prayer wheels. The wheels have the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum on the outside, and are filled with pieces of paper on which further mantras are written. Spinning the wheel in a clockwise direction earns the same merit at saying the mantra hundreds of times. See more at
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kent, england
Artist Biography
Born in Dover, England, I became disillusioned with the rat race and began travelling in 1997. On my first round the world trip I discovered a passion for travel, photography and scuba diving. Since then I have spent a total of five years on the road, become a diving instructor and semi-prof ...
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