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A manuscript page from Kalpa Sūtra (Jainism)
Indian Buddhist texts, often written in Pali or Sanskrit language, the iconographic source for images of Shakyamuni Buddha, the bodhisattvas and Arhats.

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Different types of Buddhist texts & literature

Buddhist texts are those religious texts which belong to the Buddhist tradition. The earliest Buddhist texts were not committed to writing until some centuries after the death of Gautama Buddha. The oldest surviving Buddhist manuscripts are the Gandhāran Buddhist texts, found in Afghanistan and written in Gāndhārī, they date from the first century BCE to the third century CE. The first Buddhist texts were initially passed on orally by Buddhist monastics, but were later .

Buddhist Stupa – Kadam Chorten

The Kadam Style is distinguished by a simple but top with a parasol and thirteen falling discs. A square balcony-like structure with a round -shaped bottom is placed in the center, all of which is above around double foundation. Kadam are commonly used as reliquaries. Some include only connected , while others contain the ashes of a or other renowned person. They frequently contain numerous kinds of treasure, ranging from .

32 Physical characteristics of the Buddha

attained almost two thousand and five hundred years ago. Those who lived during the era of the 's end did not have the opportunity to see his golden face and physical characteristics up close. The main characteristics that were visible at first glance and the secondary characteristics invisible but which aroused in every man sympathy and the pleasure. It is mentioned in the canonical texts that Buddha has thirty-two main characteristics and eighty .

The Dalai Lama Lineage through the Himalayan Arts

is the most recent in the huge line of lraders of branch of . He is considered to be an exemplification of or , of , and thus the defender of . are realized beings inspired by a wish to realize for the advantage of all sentient beings, who have vowed to be reborn within the planet to help humanity. In 1578 the Mongol ruler Altan .

Appearances and Identifications of Vajrapani

is one of the earliest and most recognizable characters of . He is known for carrying a  scepter and being a close attendant to the historical according to the . In , Vajrapani is entrusted to safeguard all of the literature and in this regard, he is known as Guhyapati - the Lord of Secrets. Different of Vajrapani Vajrapani manifests in a variety of forms and looks, ranging from placid .
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Samantabhadra Mantra Banner

(: ; lit. "Universal Worthy", "All Good") is a who is linked to practice and . In , he the Triad with and Majur. He is the patron of and is said to have taken the 10 great that form the foundation of a , according to the Avatamsaka Sutra. Who is Samantabadra? In , Samantabhadra is a bodhisattva (-to-be) who .

Goddess of Wealth & Abundance – Vasudhara

is named Shiskar Apa in Lahul and Spiti. She is comparable to the in and Tai folk and Bhumidevi and in . She is also known as Goddess of  and Abundance. Who is Vasudhara? Vasudhara (Tib. Norgyunma), the of money, , and abundance, is a of riches, prosperity, and abundance. She is revered in many Buddhist countries and is depicted in and .

Vajrapani Mantra – Om Vajrapani Hum

is who represents the energy of the , and his also symbolizes that . The mantra is Vajrapani Hum. Who is Vajrapani? Vajrapani Vajrapani is one of the earliest appearing in . Vajrapni represents the power aspect of complete . Vajrapani is extensively represented in as one of the earliest three protective or surrounding the . In , Vajrapani is known as  Chag a dor .