Shakyamuni(Tibetan: sha kya tu pa, sang gye, English: the Enlightened
One, Sage of the Shakya Clan) together with his two attendants.
Our teacher, the Sage of the Shakya clan, was born in
India and underwent hundreds of austerities to bring his meditative
experience and view to consummation. He was the first in this human
world to attain buddhahood and the first promulgator of the tradition
of the Buddhist teachings. He is the sublime being who opened our
eyes with his enormous compassion and blessings.
His two attendants standing below Buddha Shakyamuni,the
left side is Shariputra,and the right side is Maudgalyayana.
NO. SH002 Buddha
Shakyamuni NO. SH003
NO. SH004 Buddha
Shakyamuni NO. SH005 Buddha
The Buddhas of the Past,Present
In the middle is Buddha Shakyamuni, also is the
Buddha of the present.
At the bottom, the right is Buddha Dipamkara, the Past
Buddha, and the left is the Buddha Maitreya, the Buddha of Future.
NO. PPF002 The
Buddhas of the Past,Present and Future
Buddha and the 8
Buddha Shakyamuni is at the center, at the top
center is Amitabha in this picture.
The 8 Bodhisattvas are around the Buddha Shakyamuni,
at the left side ordinal from top to bottom are: Maitreya,Avalokiteshvara,Akasagarbha,Ksitigarbha;
At the right side ordinal from top to bottom are:
Buddha Shakyamuni and The 4 Guardian
King of the Directions
According to the Buddhist sutra, at the Sumeru
Mountain, there are four peaks where four guardian are defending
respectively one part of the world.
At the center is Buddha Shakyamuni. At the top
left is Virudhaka, Guardian king of the Southern Direction, blue
in colour, The right hand holds at the waist a long sword with the
left cradling the blade across the chest.At the right is Virupaksha,
Guardian king of the Western, red in colour, the right hand holds
at the waist a writhing snake entwined around the upper arm, a stupa
in the left hand.
At the bottom left is Dritarashtra, Guardian king of
the Eastern, white body, with a Pipa-lute in his hands. At the right
is Vaishravana, the Guardian King of the North, yellow in colour,
The right hand holds the shaft of a victory banner upraised with
billowing ribbons and streamers. The left held at the side grasps
a brown mongoose dispensing precious jewels from the mouth.
NO. FGUA002 The
4 Guardian king of the Directions
The 35 Buddhas
When the follower practises Buddhism or chants
Buddha's name to eliminate sin and hindrances and get happiness
and wisdom, he needs to chant these Buddhas' doctrines and meditate
and think.He can get unlimited virtue from these Buddhas, when he
worships these Buddhas, he can avoid pride and greed. Once he prays,
he pays great esteem for these Buddhas; twice he prays,he expresses
his thanks to these Buddhas; three times he prays, he cultivatees
himself according to the Budddhist Scriptures; four times he prays,
he confesses his sins; five times he prays, he hopes to do charitable
deeds to get virtues; six times he prays, he hopes that the Buddhas
turn Dharmacakra; seven times he prays, heprays Buddhas to come
to the earth; eight times he prays, he often learns the Buddhist
Scriptures; nine times he prays, he wishes peace for all beings;
ten times he prays, he wishes that all beings could be blessed by
The major Buddhist traditions agree that, through
the span of history, there have been and will be many Buddhas. After
physical death, Buddhas are said to enter parinirvana, or absolute
nirvana. It is at this point that disagreements arise. Theravada
Buddhists argue that deceased Buddhas no longer exist, but Mahayana
Buddhists describe an array of Buddhas playing an active role in
the universe long after their physical deaths. There is, in fact,
some merit to both positions: when asked whether a Buddha continues
to exist after death, Shakyamuni refused to answer, saying that
the question was flawed.
An example of the Mahayana perspective, this image
depicts a gathering of thirty-five enlightened beings.
At the age of 80, after 45 years of teaching,
the Buddha entered into a deep trance and died peacefully in the
Sala Grove in Kushinagara. This event, often called the (Maha)parinirvana,
is depicted with the Buddha reclining gently on his right side,
surrounded by sorrowing attendants and disciples.
The last sermon of the Buddha was as follows:
"All composite things are by nature impermanent. Work out your
salvation with diligence. " The Mahaparinibbana Sutra, a standard
Pali canonical account, recalls the deathbed scene. The gods Brahma
and Indra recited poems. Gods and men wept. "Too soon has the
exalted one died!" they cried. "Too soon has the Happy
One passed away! Too soon has the light gone out of the world!"
The Buddha's coffin proved impervious to
ordinary fire, but a divine flame came from within; it burned for
seven days and reduced Buddha's earthly remains to ashes. These
remains, or sharira, were divided into eight parts, and sent throughout
the world. The recipients reverently enshrined these holy relics
in special mounded shrines called stupas, where they became the
subject of worshipful reverence, often serving as the focal points
of Buddhist monasteries.