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    AJA ISKANDER SCHMIDLIN/BHIKKHU SUMEDHA (Swiss/Sri Lankan, 1932-2007)
    Pesaka (Transmitter), 1992
    Watercolor on paper
    8-1/4 x 11-1/2 inches (21.0 x 29.2 cm)

    LITERATURE:
    The Vision of Dhamma, Watercolors and Drawings by Bhikkhu Sumedha, Goethe-Institut, sponsored by Deutsche Bank, 1985, no. 85, p. 65 (illustrated in colors)

    NOTE:
    "As one standing on a mountain peak
    Might see below the people all around,
    Just so, O wise one, universal eye,
    Behold the people sunk in sorrow,
    Overcome by birth and decay."
    Samyutta Nikaya 6:1

    The Buddhist monk Bhikkhu Sumedha, born in Switzerland, holder of a German passport, lived the last decades of his life in Sri Lanka, more than 25 of them in a cave, Manapadassana Lena in Dulvala, near Kandy. Aja Iskander Schmidlin, as his name appeared in his passport, did not want to be remembered either as German or as a Swiss, but simply as a Sri Lankan monk, even writing a letter with this request to the President of Sri Lanka.


    Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    23rd Tuesday
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