The Great Buddha at Todaiji temple has been given a thorough clean ahead of the Bon festival in Nara, western Japan. The soul of the Buddha had to be temporarily removed before the ritual could take place, as Verity Wilde explains.
Looks like a practice in respect for the sacred, the sacred beyond mundain approach. Not sure.
The essence of the minds of sentient beings interpenetrate without obstruction. They are vast like space, deep like the ocean. Being like space, their essence is the equal everywhere, with no distinctive marks to be apprehended.