NO. SH001

Buddha Shakyamuni

Buddha 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 Buddha Shakyamuni

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NO. PPF001

The Buddhas of the Past,Present and Future

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


NO. BAB001

Buddha and the 8 Bodhisattvas

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: Manjushri,Samantabhadra,Mahastamaprapta,Samantabhadra, Sarvanivarana-viskambhin.

 


NO. FGUA001

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


NO. TBU001

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 these Buddhas.

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.


NO. PAR001

Parinirvana

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.

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