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 »

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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There are innumerable pieces of Buddhist iconography depicting various Buddhas, but the Buddhas of the Five Directions are a prominent and common example. These Buddhas are most often found together in shrines where they... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »