06 Aug Awakening Dragon 龍覺
Master Shen-Long, Awakening Dragon, 2006. Ink and mixed media on canvas. Viewable from both sides. Collection of the artist. Photo (Left): Chad Redmon
Dragon means inconceivable being, one who has great freedom. Awakening means all beings are inherently endowed with Buddha-nature, and can fully enlighten to become Buddha. Therefore, Awakening Dragon means all sentient beings can bring mental disturbances to an end and attain the truth, and are perfectly complete in the way leading to Buddhahood. Hence, all is Shen-Long (Incredible Dragon) and that is all.