Buddhist Symbol

 

Buddhism was born more than 2000 years ago. This religion is based on the teachings of a person named Siddhartha Gautama. He is better known by the name Buddha.

The word buddha means "wise man", and Buddhist symbolism is the method of Buddhist art to represent certain aspects of dharma.

An Anthropomorphic symbolism appeared from around the first century CE (Common Era) with the arts of Mathura the Greco-Buddhist art of Gandhara. These Buddhist Symbol were combined with the previous symbols.

Buddha himself was born around 563 BC in India. His father worked hard so that Buddha know no pain, sickness, suffering and death. However, somehow, Buddha came to know those things.

Buddha desires to find a way to eliminate all these troubles. Then he meditated for 49 days under a tree, until he felt he had really understood the meaning of life.

Then Buddha tried to teach everything that he knew. He taught that suffering, pain, and death were a natural part of life. We ought to accept it. Buddha wanted humans to not only think about themselves. If people were to follow his teachings, they would enjoy the freedom that is called Nirvana.

Almost all Buddhist lives in Asia, and currently Buddhism is one of the biggest religion in the world.

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