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History of Buddha

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Siddhartha Gautama, the only child of King Suddodhan and Queen Maya Devi who was born and raised around the year 563 BCE at Kapilvastu, Lumbini, Nepal. It is believed that he walked seven steps right after his birth. May be it was the sign for his today's greatness. And during his baptism a sacred astrologer prophesied that Siddhartha would rather be a respectable King or a world renowned inviolable saint. At that time his father was an aristocrat, liable to each rules and regulations of that state. Siddhartha Gautama had every kind of privilege like education at home, luxurious life, number of care taker for his childhood. His life was enclosed by the walls of palace, nowhere to go. Because King Suddodhan had a flinch towards outside world and his son's behavior. Further, he was very concerned to see him as King after his termination.

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After all the venture of his father, at the age of 29 Prince Siddhartha became autonomous from the walls of palace. At outside world he perceives the four sights of human life. As he was very unaware about the fact that people are so much miserable in real world. Things he learned while visiting outside were the suffering of normal people like, they get old, sick and die as well as he saw the holly person too. After this visit he thought within himself and there he didn't find any satisfactory answer for these curiosities. From this reason, it leads prince to leave his house and get enlightenment.

Buddha through his own personal dedication, desire to have knowledge about the sufferings in life and to be happy regardless of any consequences in life, devoted himself in meditation to get ruled over all the dilemmas he had in life. He began his meditation at Bodh Gaya, India sacrificing all the emotions, physical desires, jealousy, anger and all the traits that could bind him from being achieving Buddhahood. Prince Siddhartha sat under a Bodhi tree and begins dhyanna “Meditation”. It is said that Buddha attained enlightenment at the age of 35 or some says on the fifth lunar month. After getting enlightenment, Buddha thought of spreading his knowledge to all the human beings and telling them the real truths of our life. The Buddha described Nirvana as state where is no any hatred, ignorance, greed, jealousy and other afflictive states. Nirvana is also contemplated as the end of the world. The boundaries of Buddha teachings and principles go beyond the imagination of mankind. As a matter of fact lead towards establishment of Buddhism as a religions and unfurl among the followers of Buddha in South East Asia.

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Buddhism has been followed from ages around the globe unanimously by a large number of people. Buddhism is an atheistic religion. The devotees do not worship any god. They simply follow the path described by the Lord Buddha. Have their own cultures, beliefs, norms and values. Buddhists follow the deeds and lessons taught by Buddha. It shows its pupil the path of their suffering, thoughts that will eradicate their ignorance and the mercy towards the old and under privileged. Mainly concerned of awakening people from their unsuitable conspicuous act. It says that, we are in pain due to our own acts. If you are transparent from our soul and make yourself believe that all the things happening in our life are a process of nature. Death is the only thing that scares people and they begin to suffer before its occurrence. Lord Buddha has divided our life into three parts namely; Samsara, Karma and Rebirth.

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Samsara

Samsara means the continuous recurring process of birth and death. Buddha says that we are unable to understand this process and make ourselves suffer a lot. We simply ignore the fact that it is a process of chain. One dies another take birth.

Karma

Karma means work. We are in pain because of our own wrong deeds. It is main thing that leads Samsara. As we all know that our work determines future. Similarly, Buddhism says that our suffering is due to our wrong deeds in precious birth. Wrong deeds mean the intention that we approaches to hurt others from our body, speech or mind.

Rebirth

Death is inevitable, there is no any god's creature that does not vanished. It is written in our fate since we conceive birth. In fact it is the only way towards our rebirth.

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Our collections of Buddha statues and arts

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

275 euro
Early bronze Thai Ayutthaya Buddha statue

Early bronze Thai Ayutthaya Buddha statue

3,950 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

1,650 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

275 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

1,850 euro
Old Nepali bronze Buddha head

Old Nepali bronze Buddha head

3,600 euro
16th century bronze Lanna Buddha statue

16th century bronze Lanna Buddha statue

3,950 euro
Old bronze Nepali Aparmita Buddha

Old bronze Nepali Aparmita Buddha

275 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Nat - Popa Medaw

Antique wooden Burmese Nat - Popa Medaw

850 euro
Antique wooden Laos Buddha statue

Antique wooden Laos Buddha statue

125 euro
Old bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha statue

275 euro
Antique wooden Burmese offering vessel

Antique wooden Burmese offering vessel

350 euro
High quality bronze Burmese Mandalay Buddha

High quality bronze Burmese Mandalay Buddha

7,500 euro
15th century bronze Laos Buddha statue

15th century bronze Laos Buddha statue

3,500 euro
Antique wooden Burmese stupa

Antique wooden Burmese stupa

1,650 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique bronze Burmese Shan Buddha

1,500 euro
Old set of bronze Nepali Monk statues

Old set of bronze Nepali Monk statues

1,750 euro
Antique wooden Burmese offering vessel

Antique wooden Burmese offering vessel

550 euro
Antique ivory Japanese Zushi shrine

Antique ivory Japanese Zushi shrine

3,000 euro
Special large antique marble Buddha head

Special large antique marble Buddha head

7,500 euro
Special large bronze Buddha statue

Special large bronze Buddha statue

15,500 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

Antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

1,000 euro
Antique bronze Thai Rattanakosin Buddha

Antique bronze Thai Rattanakosin Buddha

800 euro
Antique fragment of an Indian temple

Antique fragment of an Indian temple

2,100 euro
Old bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha

Old bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha

500 euro
Very beautiful antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Very beautiful antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

8,500 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

Antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

2,750 euro
Antique wooden Laos Buddha statue

Antique wooden Laos Buddha statue

1,900 euro
Antique Buddha statue without face

Antique Buddha statue without face

175 euro
Special early bronze Thai Chiang Saen Buddha

Special early bronze Thai Chiang Saen Buddha

6,500 euro
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