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In the Kathmandu Valley, unquestioning belief in gods and goddesses pervades. A melange of faiths mingle and coexist with tolerance seldom seen elsewhere in the world. Therefore, some of the Hindu and Buddhist sages who have trekked the Kathmandu Valley in the last decades called this a Himalayan paradise.
In Nepal, there is a syncretism of Hinduism and Buddhism also as such it has also influenced deities. Therefore, in many cases, there is no compartmentalization of Hindu and Buddhist deities. In Hindu and Buddhist religions there are a large number of ritual objects which are used during worship. Various symbols are of great importance and significance.
About Gautam Buddha:
In ancient times, the present Kapilvastu district of Lumbini zone was the state of Shakya kings. Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini in 563 BC. Since his childhood, he was kind hearted and peace loving.
He used to think about the causes of pain and prince and had all the comforts in his palace, he was not happy and satisfied. At the age of 29 he left his palace in search of knowledge and truth of life. He meditated for many days and got enlightened. He preached his knowledge and founded a religion called Buddhism. He is also called the “Light of Asia.”
Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini in 563 BC. After years of meditation, he attained enlightenment; thus, he became the Buddha or the Enlightened one. His teachings and principles are known as Buddhism. Lumbini is the source and inspiration of peace in the world.
He preached peace, non-violence, and sympathy for fellow beings. Every one respects him as the founder of peace and non-violence. His principles are more useful in the present day society as they care for lasting peace and promote tolerance.
Buddha is described as the ninth incarnation of Vishnu. Some scholars are of the opinion that the inclusion of Buddha as the incarnation of Vishnu was probably due to the rising popularity of Buddhism and for the purpose of subordinating it to Hinduism. So some substituted in his place Balarama, the elder brother of Krishna.
In the Krishna temple, both Balram and Buddha are included in the depictions of incarnations. Scholars point out that Buddhist and Hindu doctrines are basically one as Buddha never broke the traditional ideal of salvation through enlightenment.
Buddha is depicted in various forms in various places. Generally, he is shown with short kinky hair. He bears a calm and graceful appearance. The lobes of his ears are long. He wears a yellow robe. His hands are in boon-giving and protection-giving attitudes.
Buddha is shown either in a standing or in a sitting pose. In the Krishna temple of Patan, Buddha is depicted in a standing pose in a boon-giving and protecting attitude.
The image of Buddha is some places is that of Dhyani Buddha. In this pose also the calm and contemplative facial expression is most enchanting. However, Buddhists do not accept that Buddha was an incarnation of any god.
Buddhism is basically a philosophy of life. It believes in the middle approach. It tells us to take moderate way to be happy. It gives importance to ‘Karma’ or deed. According to Buddhism, there are Four Noble Truths and Eight-Fold paths to get rid of sufferings.
Four Noble Truths’& Eight-Fold Paths:
The Four Noble Truths are;
1. The world is full of suffering.
2. The cause of suffering is one’s desire, greed and attachment to material things.
3. The suffering can be got rid of by attaining salvation (Nirvana).
4. The way to achieve salvation is to follow ‘Eight-Fold Paths’.
The Eight-Fold Paths are:
1. Right Thoughts,
2. Right Understanding,
3. Right Action,
4. Right Effort,
5. Right Meditation,
6. Right Memory,
7. Right Livelihood and
8. Right, Speech.
These eight elements are portrayed not so much as prescriptions for behavior but as qualities that are present in the mind of the person who has understood nirvana, the state of the ending of suffering and the goal of Buddhism.
She is the mother of Prince Siddhartha Gautam. Maya Devi died seven days after the birth of the child. It is said that she could not get proper postnatal care. Maya Devi is depicted in sculpture in the nativity of Buddha, apostle of peace. She is shorn as a beautiful lady holding a branch of a tree, probably Sal, Shorea robusta. (Some authors write that the branch of the tree was of Ashok Saraca indicia.
School of Buddhism
This school of Buddhism is mainly based on the formula of three jewels i.e., Buddha as the teacher, Dharma the law, rules and rites and Sangha the order or community. This doctrine is also called the teachings of elders. It is erroneously called the smaller or lesser vehicle. This was the early form of Buddhism and there were no idols.
Scenes from the life of Sakyamuni oxJataka have been depicted but the sage is represented in the form of a symbol such as a tree (enlightenment), a horse (reincarnation), a wheel (firs sermon) or a stupa (his death and passing to nirvana) and others. Followers of this doctrine do not consider Buddha as a god but regard him as a great prophet and leader.
In the Theravada, there was no Buddha image as Gautam Buddha himself was against image worship. The images of the Buddhist deities were introduced only with the rise and spread of Mahayanism. In Nepal, Buddhist gods and goddesses evolved owing to two important schools: (1) Mahayana and (2) Vajrayana modified by the impact and absorption of Bon religion of Tibet.
The former thrived in north-west India in the 6th and 7th centuries. Later, it moved from India to Nepal and Tibet. The second school developed in Nepal with the influence of Lamaism. As at result of absorption of Mahayana, Vajrayana and Lamaism, a large number of gods, goddesses, semi-gods and a host of religious symbols developed. These images came to have unique iconography characteristics.
Buddha Famous Quotes and Sayings
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ― Gautama Buddha, Sayings Of Buddha
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” Gautama Buddha,
“A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.” Gautama Buddha,
“Purity or impurity depends on oneself, No one can purify another.” Gautama Buddha,
“There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.” ― Gautama Buddha
“Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.” ― Gautama Buddha
“True love is born from understanding.” ― Gautama Buddha
“Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” ― Gautama Buddha
“You are the community now. Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up.” ― Gautama Buddha
“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.” ― Gautama Buddha
“The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.” ― Gautama Buddha
“There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.” ― Gautama Buddha
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