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Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya, Chonburi Province, Thailand

Board 4: Wood sculptures representing the gods of the planet. These planets move around along their orbits in the sky. They influence all human and the course of life The Deities who control these movements are the gods of the Nine planets. According to an old belief:


The sun represents honour and social status. The moon represents honour and social status. Mars represents courage and industry. Mercury represents gentleness. Jupiter represents wisdom. Venus represents wealth. Saturn represents unhappiness and suffering.


Board 5 : Wood sculptures of Chinese supernatural beings, Including the Bodhisatava, as viewed by Mahayan Buddhism is one of the two or branches of Buddhism. It is sometimes called the large vehicle that will carry people across the cycle of birth and death. Bodhisatava id the one who will become enlightened and be Buddha, But declines to reach nirvana, wanting to save men from suffering first. There are countless Bodhisatavas in Mahayana Buddhism, such as Bodhisatvalikotesavara ( Kuan Yin) , Bodhisatva Manyachusri, etc.

Although born under different circumstances, if they Conduct good deeds and live good lives, men can be released from the cycle of karma.      


Board 6 : Carved work showing that the world is composed of Mahabhutas or the great four elements; earth, water, wind and fire. The gods these four elements are Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. Shiva, god of Earth, who stays on top of the Krailas mountain has a third eye in his forehead. When he opens his third eye, whatever he looks at will burn. So he controls Fire. Vishnu sleeps a top Ananta Nagaraj in the middle of a sea of milk.


He is the God of water. Brahma who rides a swan is the god of the sky and the Wind.

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