Spiritual Warrior  © Emanuele Varetto
Spiritual Warrior by Emanuele Varetto +

Artist Comments:
The term spiritual warrior is used in Buddhism for one who combats the universal enemy: self-ignorance (avidya), the ultimate source of suffering according to Buddhist philosophy. Different from other paths, which focus on individual salvation, the spiritual warrior\'s only complete and right practice is that which compassionately helps other beings with wisdom. This is the Bodhisattva ideal (the \"Buddha-in-waiting\"), the spiritual warrior who resolves to attain buddhahood in order to liberate others.