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Bodisatva by GENZOMAN Bodisatva by GENZOMAN
A Priestess of buda, Bodisatva give is life for ilumination. based on description of for Myths & Legends TCG
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grisador Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
Best priestess ever !
oliverkirkland16 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this and actually high priestesses did look like this because budda says to rid of worldly possessions so being like that its correct for his enlightenment because only the sinners ones would see this as vulgar while those at the highest dogmas do not care if they are naked or clothed.
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
This is how a priestess of Buddha is supposed to look like:



A priestess of Buddha is NOT supposed to be scantily clad.
theBloodRaven Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Excuse me, but mikos (like Reimu and priestresses of Touhou universe) aren't Buddish but Shinto´st, which isn't the same thing at all.
So, a buddhist priestress DOES NOT look like Reimu.
Here's a picture of how Buddhist priests look like:
(Priestress is on the right.)

I also wanted to say that this art is beautiful.
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
1-File Not found, can't see the picture.

2-First of all, I'm a Westerner who has never been to Japan and only know about Japan from watching anime and Japanese movies. Nobody can really explain to me what "Shinto" is supposed to be, but from what I can gather on Wikipedia and other sources, Shinto IS Buddhism, or at least a branch of it. It's like Wicca and paganism, or Catholicism and Christinianity: even when people make distinctions, they are the same to me.

Second, when I write Touhou Reviews, I don't write Gensyoko as being in one particular country. In Touhou Reviews, Gensyoko is wether the plot calls for it to be: it can be in Japan, in Argentina, in Ireland, in the U.S.A., in Canada, and anywhere else on Earth. As such, I try to give the Touhous a more international flavor in order to emphasize that they can be from any given country at any given time. And that means I write Reimu as being more of a Buddhist priestess than a Shinto priestess, since Buddhism is more international while somehing like Shinto is more Japan-centric. I still call her a Shinto priestess (a miko) and she still performs the duties of a miko, but her beliefs and her personality match those of a Buddhist more.

So, I myself don't make such a disntinction, at least not when I'm writing Reimu.
Zetsubou-Ninja Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wooooah just want to clarify that Shinto is not Buddhism. 
Shinto is a purely japanese "religion" revolving around the japanese gods and folklore and myths of various villages before japan's unification.
Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha in rejection to the Vedic religion of India. He was enlightened that enlightenment comes from not wanting, asceticism, a type of self deprecation/self harm popular in Vedism as a path to enlightenment, could not lead to enlightenment because ascetics WANT enlightenment. He became known as the Buddha. (not those fat bellied "buddha" u see in chinese restaurants). He specifically did not want to be known as a God but that did not stop people from believing him to be divine. All reincarnations of the buddha are buddha stavas before they reach enlightenment. So basically these two religions are COMPLETELY  different. 
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
This is yet another consequence of replying to stuff I've written a year after I've written it.

In the time between then and now, I made a sincere effort to learn more about Shinto and now I portray Reimu as a Shinto priestess more accurately instead of just making her a Buddhist.

Ergo, your complain is kind of useless now.

This is the equivalent of someone right now writing to Doug to complain about the Mako joke in his "TMNT" review.
theBloodRaven Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I've never been to Japan too, I only search lots of time to find differences between religions, 'cause I've heard from friends that was different.

In fact, in the French Wikipedia article, it is said that Shinto isn't Buddhism. The term "Shinto" appeared to differentiate the old religion to Buddhism "imported" in Japan in the fifth century.

Yet I truly understand, thanks to your explanations, your statement. Thank you for giving me your point of view. Sorry if I appeared agressive in any way, that wasn't the case.
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012

I have to deal with the likes of lorellashray and Hopie-chan on a regular basis. THEY are aggressive. You aren't.

You are kind, gentle, polite, intelligent and open-minded. In no way you appeared aggressive to me.

If lorellashray was half as educated and open-minded as you are, I would think of her as an annoying and obnoxious troll.

I appreciate that you can undestand my point of view, and it was a pleasure talking to you.

If you want, check out my gallery to read my Touhou Reviews, they are loads of fun! :)
theBloodRaven Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
That's very good then! :3
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
gabybriefs93 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Filmographer
I'm going to do this cosplay :D
saishadow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
thats cool
LeandroReis-LR Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh my goddess!
Caio-Rr Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
heey, nice illustration! But also i'd like to add something.

Bodhisattva is an enlightened being with Fruit Status in the Buddha School, and one who is
higher than an Arhat but lower than a Tathagata.

Again, great work!!!
RodrigoOlvera Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
otro facinante
hinehana Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
*O* bellisima
lextoro7 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
she is very sexy. great job
bluesdevil Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay Mahayana Buddhism!
DamionS Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional Filmographer
The high priestess :O
MystralCasterial Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Student Photographer
adoro este dibujo, es de lo que más me gustan de tu gallery, supongo que por su expresión ^^
DusterMikona Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
i fall in love now
karathes Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the colors very much
Yuina-san Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
All of your artwork is so astonishingly beautiful. I would love to see you make a tutorial on how you do your work, since it just fathoms me on how you could create something so beautiful like this. Keep up the great work, and I hope that you do make a tutorial when you have time!
dreamercal Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Student Filmographer
Que bonita!
Ravenbraids Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Dekroth Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Heh. Take a look at her hands... Rock on!!!
Toash Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
so sad , beautiful drawing but wrong information :-(
RErrede Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous! O_O! Love your shading style.
Kagama Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
ok shes showing a bit of skin there....but i love her attire and pose....she is someone to be respected.
Sinenka Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing, really good pose. She looks like really dancing, moving, she's not passive. And, of course, priestess is beautiful. Pretty style :)
Master-Sheron Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006  Hobbyist
Yeeahh...what I appreciate in this one, above the care on the details, it's the general atmosphere with this pale tone: the choice of a browny-black is brilliant.....The whole is just dark enough to convey the mystery but not too contrasted.....That what I like the most here ....And the outfit is just very well thought
shadowconqueror Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
she is very beautiful.
dell Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
Well...this is certainly one that I had to add to the it it it.
Adastra14 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
speechless man. good job! :drunk:
Undeadgoth Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
wow cool!
Versa6032 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
gorgeous. I love her outfit
S-sama Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
A wonderful work. I can't believe the sensuality that you've managed to produce in her stance and eyes. It's just beautiful.
OdditiesLeague Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
I love all of the little details- the clothing and jewelry are just amazing! <3
Dame-Cruz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Muy bueno como siempre don Genzo, quizas un poquito de visivilidad a las patitas le hubiera dado... :P digo cho. Pero la expresion y todo se ve muy sexy.
amightydino Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2006
Simply beautiful! Great pose and colors: you've captured divine majesty here. :)
InkAntigen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
soulfreeze Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
wow, i love the clothing. is it for a card game or for books?
UVER Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
Really nice. :)
ChaoS777 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006  Student
God... your stuff is awesome, i luv your color palette that u use, its always so dark and awesome. Beautiful keep up the good work :)
sarrahfm Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
amazing, the colours the lines everything...what do u want now a medal? ok heres the oficially "sarrah loves u, but loves ur work better" award ok? lol happy? goooooooood :D, faved!
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
hehe thanks :)
a nice medal :D
sarrahfm Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
lol treasure that medal its more rare than an olympic medal!! lol...if u dont my ninja ganag will come and sniff u out!!--> not to beat u up! lol to give u another (crappy) ul always rememeber me while i stalk u! muhahahahaha!!!...ok ok that was off topic...but i still love the piece..even more after seeing it 3 times now!
Yonami Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Fave 333 =D
cosmosue Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
She kicks ass, nice one!
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