Shakyamuni Buddha Scenes from the Buddhas life illustrate the twelve major acts of a Buddha, as well as his interactions with members of the Sangha; scenes from the Jatakas, or birth stories, recall events in the Buddhas past lives as a Bodhisattva. These paintings reveal the operation of karma, the value of virtuous action, the nature of compassion, and the attitudes that support the path to enlightenment.
01. Conception 02. Birth 03. Education 04. Life in the royal palace 05. The Great Departure 06. Escape 07. Austerities 08. Enlightenment 09. The Subjugation of Mara 10. Doctrine 11. Miracles 12. Paranirvana