Pictures - Thangkas

Buddha Shakyamuni


Shakyamuni means "the wise of Shakyas". He is the historical Buddha. He was born 2250 years ago and showed us how can we attain perfection, a state where we are fearless, experience constant joy and unfold active compassion. In other words he showed us how to develop the qualities inherent in all beings.
He wears the traditional three-piece robe of the Buddhist monks. His right hand is touching the earth ("…the earth is my witness that I reached enlightenment"), he rests his left hand in meditation posture in his lap.



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