Inspirational and Educational blog about Buddha statues & Buddhism. During the last 10 years, we have written a number of articles which are mentioned in this blog. We have written about many Buddhist sites, temples and also about Hindu & Buddha statues.
Becoming a Buddhist used to be a thing of the east before the 50s. Ever since the eastern world opened its arms towards the western societies, many people from the west are also getting into becoming a Buddhist by reading books about Buddhism, practicing Buddhist meditation and also by applying Buddhist principles in their daily lives
In Buddhism, Buddhist Mantras or Buddha Mantra are the syllables and words chanted repetitively while practicing centering and consciousness shifting. The function of each Buddha Mantra can vary but most of them have the goal of helping an individual to inspire and invoke enlightenment within them.
The recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID19) has created a panic environment. Everybody is cautious and is following preventive measures as prescribed by the World Health Organization. These include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.
For followers of Buddhism, one of the most beloved and common symbols to worship is the image of the Buddha. Modeled after the founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Guatama, statues of the Buddha can be found around the world, particularly in the countries where this religion is most popular.
Seven unique ways to decorate the places with the help of Buddhist arts and hidden benefits. We can put the Buddha statue on the drawer or closet, in front of the entrance of the room. It is the best idea to accompany the statue with indoor plants on a flowerpot and singing bowls.
Lord Indra wields the Lightning Thunderbolt which is known as Vajra in Hindu scriptures. Lord Indra is depicted riding on the celestial White Elephant called Airavata. Lord Indra wields the Lightning Thunderbolt which is known as Vajra in Hindu scriptures. Lord Indra is depicted riding on the celestial White Elephant called Airavata. Known by the name of Sakra in Buddhism, has quite different characters than that of Indra of Hindu religion.
Buddhist Councils are the some of the important that changes the flow of Buddhism. After Lord Buddha attained Parinirvana in Kushinagar, India, many Seniors monks such as Mahakassyapa and Upali were concerned about the lessons, preachings of Dharma and discipline of all Buddhist monks. The first Historical Buddhist council was believed to be held in the 5th Century CE (the date may change whatsoever), and was led by Ven. Mahakassyapa.
a 3D printer can be categorized as same as industrial robots. It is a process where three-dimensional objects are created from the digital file of particular objects. 3D printing technology has been used to make replica of many ancient statues all around the world especially Japan in order to reduce the rate of theft of buddha statues.
The Perfection of Wisdom or popularly known as Prajna Paramita is mainly focused on the Sanskrit term Prajna or Pali term Panni. Prajna is translated as Wisdom and the perfection of Wisdom is known as Prajna Paramita. Wisdom in Buddhism is described as one’s view in the nature of true reality that consists of Dukkha (pain and suffering), sunyata (emptiness).
One of the most popular and common postures where Buddha is shown sitting with crossed legs is double Crossed legged position. It is also known as Double Lotus Position. Lord Buddha is shown with different poses and postures in Buddhist art and sculptures.
The Lotus Sutra is one of the most important and influential sutras of Mahayana Sutras and contain the words and teachings of historical Buddha. The Lotus Sutra is highly valued in many Asian countries where Mahayana Buddhism is widely practiced and worshiped.
Temple of Sacred Tooth located in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka holds the relic of left upper canine tooth of Lord Buddha himself. Esala Perahera is one of the grand festivals celebrated in Asia and even considered as the largest Buddhist celebration in the world in order to respect, worship and pay homage to the relic of Sacred Tooth of Lord Buddha.
Nagarjuna is one of the most famous Buddhist philosophers and was even considered as the greatest Buddhist philosopher after Lord Buddha himself. According to Buddhist tradition, Nagarjuna was the founder of the Madhyamika School. Madhamaka School is one of the important schools where Buddhist monks and disciples are preached and taught about Mahayana Buddhism.
India was the starting point of Buddhism during the lifetime of Lord Buddha. Buddhism flourished to many East Asian countries as well as Western countries during the rule of Ashoka the Great. But due to many influences and causes, buddhism gradually faded away and was on the verge of extinct.
The birth of Rahula was believed to be the key factor that fueled Prince Siddhartha’s decision to leave the palace as well as royalty life and to find the meaning of life, death, pain, old age and live a life of ascetic. Rahula was the son of Prince Siddhartha and Yasodhara and grandson of King Suddhodhana, Shakyan king of Kapilvastu, Lumbini.
Moggallana is another chief disciples of Lord Buddha along with Sariputra. Moggallana was considered most capable and closest disciples of Lord Buddha after Sariputra. Moggallana was known as Mahamaudgalyayana or Maudgalyayana. Both Sariputra and Moggallana were considered as the chief assistants of Lord Buddha.
The Tigers Nest Monastery or 'Pako Taktsang' is one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan. The name Taktsang refers to Tiger’s liar which is literally believed that Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche flew to this place from Tibet in the back of a tigress. Antique Buddha statues