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Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst
Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst

The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

09 June

Five Dhyani Buddhas

By Gaurav Manandhar at

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Five Dhyani Buddhas are representations of the five qualities of the Buddha. It is also called Five Wisdom Tathagatas, The Great Buddhas, and the Five Jinas. Based on East Asian Yogacara, Five Dhyani Buddhas were created by Adi-Buddha, highest being. Therefore, these Dhyani Buddhas are celestial Buddhas who symbolize universal divine principles.

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08 June

Development of Buddhism in India: After 19th Century

By Devik Balami at

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The Early development of Buddhism in India was halted due to various reasons. Pala dynasty, last empire to support Buddhism, fell in the 12th century to Muslim invaders. Muslims not only took over the empire but also destroyed Buddhists monasteries, monuments and Antique Buddha Statue built over several different dynasties.

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07 June

Early Development of Buddhism in India

By Gaurav Manandhar at

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After the death of Buddha, there was much confusion regarding the matters of Buddhist doctrine and practice since the Buddha didn't appoint any successor. That's why there was Buddhist council held at a different place at different times.

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06 June

Development of Buddhism in Nepal

By Devik Balami at

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In Nepal, we can observe three forms of Buddhism being practiced- Mahayana Buddhism, Hinayana Buddhism and Vajrayana Buddhism.

Mahayana Buddhism, also called Tibetan Buddhism, mainly practiced by Tibetan-related peoples of Northern areas of Nepal (Sherpa, Manangi, Lopa, etc.) and some ethnic groups of Central Nepal (Gurung, Tamang, Chepang, etc.).

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05 June

Buddhism in Today’s World

By Gaurav Manandhar at

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Siddhartha Gautama was wandering in search of his answers about the cycle of birth, death, and the wheel of life

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31 May

Dharma Wheels

By Devik Balami at

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The Dharma wheel is one of the sacred as well as the oldest Buddhist symbols of the Buddhist history. It is commonly known as the symbol of the Buddhism. In Buddhist tradition, Dharma wheel is also known as the Dharma Chakra and signifies the teachings of Buddha since Lord Buddha had turned the wheel of the Dharma. Dharma Chakra can be found in other religious traditions too such Jainism and Hindu tradition.

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30 May

Ratnasambhava

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Ratnasambhava (Rinchen Jungne in Tibetan) is one of the Five Dhyani Buddhas or Five Meditation Buddhas in the Mahayana as well as Vajrayana Buddhism. Considered as the third of the Five Dhyani Buddha, he has been revered as the Buddha of divine wisdom of equality and plays a big role in transforming the inner pride into vision of equality. The name Ratnasambhava is literally translated as “born from Jewels” or “origin of jewels”. This Dhyani Buddha’s presence in Vajrayana Buddhism is to destroy greed and pride.

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29 May

Buddhist Dieties

By Devik Balami at

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The religion of Buddhism generally does not believe in the existence of multiple gods and deities. As per the doctrines, the gods are more of fortunate humans who possess more powers and abilities than average humans. Although these powers are restricted, these gods and deities represent certain aspect of Buddhism and are transient beings.

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28 May

A Historical Development of Buddhism

By Abindra Raj Dongol at

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Buddhist philosophy refers to the philosophical investigations intend to diagnose the suffering of mankind and offer an individual a solution to that suffering. This system of the investigation was developed among various Buddhist schools in India following the death of the Buddha and later it spread throughout Asia.

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23 May

The Buddhist Philosophy in brief

By Devik Balami at

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The philosophical investigations and studies that unfolded following the Buddha’s Nirvana in various Buddhist schools across India are commonly referred to as Buddhist philosophy. The Buddhist philosophy spread throughout Asia as Buddhism spread across the continent. Buddhist philosophy has also been thoroughly represented in various Buddhist arts like buddha statues, manuscripts and Buddhist shrines by many artists from a number of Buddhist nations across the centuries.

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19 May

Buddha statues in Korea

By Devik Balami at

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Introduced in the 4th Century CE, Buddhism in Korea was introduced in the form of Mahayana Buddhism. The early Korean monks considered that the Mahayana approach were internally inconsistent. To address these inconsistencies, they introduced a new holistic approach to Buddhism.

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17 May

Can Secular Buddhism be a thing?

By Devik Balami at

Can Secular Buddhism be a thing?

Many meditation enthusiasts practice meditation by visualizing a seated Buddha statue or a seated figure of Shakyamun Buddha on a throne or a Buddhist shrine in the space before them.

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