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Different Buddha statues hold different meanings including overcoming fear, calm or serenity, meditation, Earth touching or calling the Earth to witness, nirvana, medicine, teaching, walking, contemplation, begging and r... More »

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A Buddha's pose can be a symbol of protection, meditation or contemplation, adoration, compassion, expelling negativity, self-confidence, teaching, cosmic order or supreme enlightenment. The variations in the statues is ... More »

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Some different Buddha posture, or mudras, are the Abhaya, symbolizing peaceful intentions and peacemaking, and Bhumisparsha, symbolizing the enlightenment of the Buddha under the Bodhi tree. Others include Dhyana, meanin... More »

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The Buddha represents a complete enlightenment within a person's life. People will often gaze at a Buddha statue to have a clear view of what their path holds and how to better enlighten themselves. More »

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Buddha is famous for founding the Buddhist religion and establishing the pillars of the religion, which are called the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. Buddha's original name was Siddhartha Gautama, and he was p... More »

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The Buddha was born as an ordinary man named Siddhartha Gautama in 563 B.C. His father was the ruler of the Sakya people, a tribe that governed an area in modern-day Nepal. Siddhartha led a life of luxury and privilege, ... More »

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The weeping Buddha is a wood-carved Buddha depicted in the fetal position. One legend holds that Buddha is crying over the loss of his son and suffering of all humanity. More »

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