Category Archives: Buddhism

Don’t Live On Borrowed Light

Just a small light is enough, and you can go on with that small light for ten thousand miles without any difficulty. Your light may be falling only four feet ahead of you – just go on moving. “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” ~The Buddha As you move, the light will be moving ahead, and if you can see four feet ahead, that’s enough. .

Be A Light Unto Yourself – Buddha

The last statement of the Buddha to his disciples was “Be a light unto yourself.” The disciples were crying and weeping. It was only natural since the master was leaving and they had lived with him for forty years, some the whole time. These forty years were of tremendous joy encompassing many great experiences. These forty years had been the most beautiful time humanly possible. These forty years had been days of paradise on .

Detail Walk Into The Wheel of Life

A very unique of its kind, Bhavachakra Mandala or The Wheel of Life is seen almost everywhere when you walk inside any Buddhist monastery or Stupas. It is also one of the powerful tools for meditation. It is often used by the practitioners of Buddhism to understand the life of Buddha. The wheel is a wonderful representation of Buddhism and the consciousness. The wheel of life is supported by the wrathful deity Yama, god of death. .

Buddha Mudras, Gestures and Postures

A mudra is a gesture made by the hand and fingers to symbolize the teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism. Buddha mudras are gestures of their spirits that call the deities during worship or during moments when they meditate. Buddha Mudras demonstrate that the non-verbal form of communication is often more effective than the spoken one. The hand and fingers of Buddha images or even meditating monks are posed to symbolize a lot of things .

Buddhist Ritual Items and Symbols

Buddhism is one of the most established world religions that history has ever seen. Over the great expanse of time, it has quietly established its own set of symbolisms – symbols that are as old as time itself. This is only but natural with all the religions of the civilized world. And as such, many of these Buddhist religious symbols are considered recognizable icons of Buddhist Art and Tibetan Art. The more prominent symbols .

Matthieu Ricard, A French writer and Buddhist monk

And he chose to become a Buddhist Monk over a Bio-Chemist Matthieu Ricard is a popular name we hear when talking about Buddhism and Buddhist monk. He is from an intellectual french family; his father is a renowned French philosopher and mother is the abstract lyrics painter and Tibetan Buddhist called nun Yahne Le Toumelin. Seems like he’s following his mom’s path. After completing the PhD degree in molecular genetics at Pasteur Institute, Matthieu decided .

The Zambala Money Guard

Zambala in Tibetan Buddhism is commonly regarded as a God of Wealth. It is believed that the Zambala is the Money Guard. Zambala is the fortune of wealth and prosperity. It is believed that if anyone will keep the painting of zambala in their home they will be blessed with wealth and prosperity. Zambala is serving as God of Wealth. As a celestial being, a king of North, he has followed Buddha and reached .

Highest Price Mandala – Rakta Yamari worth $45 million

How much is the highest price of the mandala you have heard? $2000 or $100000 or few more? But there has been a record that a mandala was sold for $45 million. The tapestry is the artwork from China. How was mandala sold? In the year 2014, there was an auction held in Hongkong for the mandalas and different other artworks. The tapestry was sold to a Shanghai tycoon for $45 million (HK$348 million) at .

Thangka Paintings and its display about Life of Buddha

The life of Buddha portrayed in most of the Thangka Paintings is divided into the twelve stages of the Buddha’s Life Story. These twelve steps are known as the Twelve Enlightening Deeds Of The Buddha. The inclination towards the enlightenment process is the main concept of the Twelve Great Deeds. The Deed of promise The first deed is about the promise of Gautam Buddha to descend on the earth. Before Buddha was born as Shakyamuni, he is believed .

The Wheel of Life

The Wheel of Life illustrates in a popular way the essence of the Buddhist teachings, the Four Truths,  the existence of earthly suffering, its origin and cause, the ending or prevention of misery and the practice path to liberation from suffering.   The Three Poisons   The center of the wheel represents the three poisons. They are desire or attachment, anger or aggression, ignorance. Desire is passion, one of the three principal destructive emotions. .