which I believe references rt contained in another article, (Rhi Juhyung, “Early Mahāyāna and Gandhāran Buddhism: An Assessment of the Visual Evidence”). This article is not itself on the internet as far as I can find. Does anyone know a location for that art accessible on the web?“One very clear example of a monk practicing a specific meditation comes from a wall painting in Qizil, Xinjiang. … datable to the 4th and 5th centuries of the Common Era. The painting shows a monk looking at, or perhaps thinking about a human skull.”
I have been delighted to discover the Kushan period in Gandhara, when Buddhism was so involved in discovering and reinventing itself. [a new larger space for the path] It is an obvious model in the past for the West’s struggle to adopt Buddhism to Modernity.