A Lord Buddha is a very holy person in Buddhism. The word Buddha means “enlightened one” in Sanskrit. Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautama. He was the man who started Buddhism. Sometimes people call him “the Buddha”. Other times, people call any person a Buddha if they have found enlightenment.
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- Buddha Amitayus or Buddha of Limitless Life is a Buddha aspect or a deity associated with meditations and mantras for a long life.Amitayus is in Mahayana and Vajrayana considered another form of Buddha Amitabha, Buddha Amitayus. The major Mahayana sutras describing Amitayus are the small and large Sukhavativyuha where he is teaching beings in the Pure Land of Amitabha, and the Amitayurdhyana sutra. Often both names are used interchangeably. The more specific sutra on Buddha Amitayus is the Arya Aparamita Ayurgyena Nama Mahayana Sutra or the Great Vehicle Sutra of Unfathomable Exalted Life and Transcendental Wisdom, although it is more like a hymn proclaiming the merits and virtues of Amitayus and giving us the long mantra of Amitayus.
- Buddha Life illustrates the life story of Buddha. All the historic part of Buddha’s life is depicted visually in the Buddha Life Story. The Day he was born from his mother’s right armpit as she rested her arm on the branch of a big tree in the garden of Lumbini. The childhood locked inside the palace compounds, freeing him from the evil and preventing him from seeing and experiencing any kind of pain or suffering of outside world.
- Medicine Buddha is an extraordinary and precious healing meditation practice found in Tibetan Buddhism. The purpose of this blog is simply to share a few resources and links I hope you may find helpful if you are investigating this practice. As with all tantra practices, it is recommended that you receive proper initiations and teachings on Medicine Buddha, in person, from a properly qualified lama. Medicine Buddha is depicted as having a dark blue (lapis lazuli) colored body, this being an archetypal color of healing, With his left hand he holds a bowl of healing nectars, and with his right, a medicinal plant. There are many visual presentations of Medicine Buddha, but they all tend to have these key elements.
- Buddhism originates in the teachings of Shakyamuni (Gautama Siddartha), who was born in what is now Nepal some 2,500 years ago. Shakyamuni was born a prince, but from a young age he became aware of and was profoundly troubled by the problem of human suffering. He became increasingly possessed by a longing to abandon the secular world and go out in search of a solution to the inherent sufferings of life. Buddhist scriptures describe four encounters which served to awaken in him an awareness of four sufferings common to all people—birth, aging, sickness and death—and a desire to seek their solution. Eventually he renounced his princely status and embarked on a spiritual quest to understand how human suffering could be overcome.