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Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst
Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst

The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

19 June

Kakusandha Buddha

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Kakusandha Buddha

Kakusandha Buddha is the first Buddha of the present Kalpa, Bhadrakalpa. He is the fourth Buddha among seven Buddhas of Antiquity (saptatathagata). Seven Buddhas bridges between the past Kalpa, Vyuhakalpa (Glorious Aeon) and present Kalpa, Bhadrakalpa (Auspicious Aeon). First Buddha among Seven Buddhas of Antiquity is Vipassi Buddha. He is the 998th Buddha of Vyuhakalpa. The Seventh one is Gautama Buddha.

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18 June

Padmasambhava

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padmasambhava

Padmasambhava was an eighth-century Indian Buddhist master. He is also regarded as Guru Rinpoche and he is paid homage as the second Buddha across South-east Asia. Even though there is little known about him, there are numerous mythological legends that circulate around his life and works. He is believed to be an emanation of Amitabh Buddha and focuses guru yoga practice particularly in the Rime schools.

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16 June

Dipankara Buddha

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Dipankara Buddha

Dipankara Buddha is generally regarded as the Buddha of the Past. It is believed that he lived on Earth one hundred thousand years ago. According to some Buddhist traditions, Dipankara Buddha reached enlightenment eons earlier than Gautama Buddha.

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14 June

Vairocana Buddha

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Vairocana Buddha Statue

Vairocana is one of the Five Dhyani Buddhas created by Adhi Buddha. In Sanskrit, the name vairocana means "luminous" or "embodiment of light". In Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, and Vietnamese Buddhism; Vairocana is called as Dari Rulai / Piluzhena Fo, Dainichi Nyorai, Nampar nangdze / Namnang, and Dai Nhat Nhu Lai respectively.

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13 June

Akshobhya Buddha

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Akshobhya Buddha

According to the scripture, Akṣobhyavyūha Sutra, it is written that a monk wished to practice the Dharma and made a vow- not to feel angry or disgust at another being and he will manage anger appropriately.

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12 June

Amitabh Buddha

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amitabha buddha statue

According to the scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism, Amitabh Buddha is also called Amida or Amitayus. The word Amitabha is formed by two words amita- without bound, infinite and abha- light, splendor. Therefore, the name is interpreted as "he who possesses light without bound.

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10 June

Amoghasiddhi Buddha

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siddhartha gautama borobudur

In Vajrayana Tradition, Amoghasiddhi Buddha is one of the Five Dhyani Buddha which was created by Adhi Buddha. Literally, Amoghasiddhi means infallible -amogha and success- siddh. Thus, Amoghasiddhi means getting success without any failure. In Tibet, Amoghasiddhi Buddha is also called by the name Sangay Donyotrubpa.

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24 May

The 5 most famous Buddha statues around the world

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buddhist ethnicity

the statues also depict the teachings and principles of the Buddha. This makes the Buddha statues even more important for the Buddhists. Even the meditation practitioners sought after these statues as the symbol of inspiration for them to practice meditation.

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19 May

28 Buddha and Future Buddha

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28 buddha statues

In Buddhavamsa, it is mentioned about altogether 28 Buddha along with future Buddha. The first ever Buddha that lived on the earth as according to Buddhavamsa is Tanhankara Buddha.

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16 May

Where to place your Buddha statues?

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Where to place your Buddha statues

Buddha statues are one of the most notable and identified pieces of Buddhist arts in recent times. Anyone with a keen eye can find or see them or at least have seen them somewhere, almost everywhere in Buddhist countries. People residing in these countries have one at least one Buddha statue, especially antique Buddha statues somewhere: in their garden, living rooms, kitchens, offices, etc.

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15 May

Nepali Buddhist Arts

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Nepali Buddhist Arts - Buddha Eyes

The Nepali history of artifacts and sculptures dates back around 2000 years with the earliest stone statue discovered being that of a headless “Yaksha” at a locality named Hadigaun in Kathmandu (1st Century AD).

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