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Buddhism : History and dogmas

Legend has it that the Buddha to be, Siddhartha Gautama, was born around the 6th century BCE. His birthplace is said to be Lumbini in the kingdom of Magadha, in what is now Nepal. His father was a king, and Siddhartha lived in luxury, being spared all hardship.

The legends say that a seer predicted that Siddhartha would become either a great king or a great holy man; because of this, the king tried to make sure that Siddhartha never had any cause for dissatisfaction with his life, as that might drive him toward a spiritual path. Nevertheless, at the age of 29, while being escorted by his attendant Channa, he came across what has become known as the Four Passing Sights: an old crippled man, a sick man, a decaying corpse, and finally a wandering holy man. These four sights, as they are called, led him to the realization that birth, old age, sickness and death came to everyone, not only once but repeated for life after life in succession for uncounted aeons. He decided to abandon his worldly life, leaving behind his wife and child, his privilege, rank, caste, and to take up the life of a wandering holy man in search of the answer to the problem of birth, old age, sickness, and death. It is said that he stole out of the house in the dead of night, pausing for one last look at his family, and did not return there for a very long time.


Buddhism : Art & Paintings

Arhat Vanavasin
Arhat Vanavasin, XIV/XVe siècle
III Dalai Lama
Gyatso, IIIe Dalai Lama, XVIe siècle
Panchen Lama
Panchen Lama et sa lignée de réincarnation, XIXe siècle, NY, American Museum of Natural History
Les 6 patriarches de l'écoles Hosso
Les 6 patriarches de l'écoles Hosso
Les 6 patriarches de l'écoles Hosso
Les 6 patriarches de l'écoles Hosso
Les 6 patriarches de l'écoles Hosso
Les 6 patriarches de l'écoles Hosso
Shinran, le Grand reformateur
Siddharta & les 4 vues qui le mettront finalement sur le chemin de la Libération
Taoists Bouddhists
Arhats Bouddhistes & Taoistes en discussion sur le pouvoir des Sutras Bouddhistes, XIIe siècle
Yi Ming, Boddhisatva
Ding Guan Peng, Bouddha

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