Sunday, February 1, 2009

Statue of the Lord Gautam Buddha

Last week I was going to Balaju and on the way was the Amitabh Buddha park located at the west side of the Swoyambunath Stupa where these bigger than the life sized statues of the three Buddhas stand high.These are the biggest statues of Buddha ever in Nepal constructed in 2007.

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A brief history on Lord Buddha:Gautam Buddha originally Siddartha Gautam was born to King Suddhodan and Queen Mayadevi in Kapilvastu, Lumbini, Nepal in 563 B.C.At the age of 16 he was married to Princess Yashoda who bore a son, Rahul.
Despite the King's continuous effort of shielding his son from the human sufferings, Siddartha once happened to encounter an old man and further a sick man,a dead body.Deeply grieved by these sights Sidartha left the palace in search of the real meaning of one's life.He was 29 years old then.Leaving his royal life behind, he started to live like a mendicant. Siddhartha went to renowned sages but was unsatisfied with their answers to his queries.He followed the path of self-mortification that pushed him near to death.When he realized that this too was futile, he gave up and started meditating intensely sitting under the Bodhi Tree ( Pipal tree) in Bodhgaya.And on the 49th day of his meditation he attained ENLIGHTENMENT.He finally found out the ultimate truth of life and the cause of its sufferings and also how to end these infinite sorrows .He was 35 years old then.He then became BUDDHA, the awakened or enlightened one and spent the next 45 years spreading his knowledge to the mankind. He called his teachings "the Middle Way" a path of moderation.He established an order of monks called the Sangha.And at the age of 80 he was freed from the cycle of the birth and death.

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Buddha's four Noble truth
1. Human life is suffering.
2. All suffering is caused by human desires.
3. The end of desires is the end of human sufferings.
4. An end to all the desire can be achieved by following the
Eightfold Noble Path which are
  • Right view
  • Right intention
  • Right Speech
  • Right Action
  • Right Livelihood
  • Right Effort
  • Right Mindfulness
  • Right Concentration

20 comments:

T T Tan said...

Very majestic pictures of statues you have taken..are you a follower of Buddha's teachings?

Seems like a lot of research to be done to come out with information like that.

Bikran said...

@ T T Tan : Hey millions of thanks. well by origin I am Hindu .. but I follow every religion.
About the research I normally write the things I am aware of and of course i do search related sites too to be confirmed about whatever I write :)

jodapoet said...

Very ornately designed and beautiful.

tikno said...

Hi Bikran, I'm glad for this post you included a "value" (enlightenment from Buddhist) within a post.

Bikran said...

Thanks a million for dropping down your valuable words.I am glad you liked it :)

Bikran said...

@ jodapoet : Thanks a bunch for your words :)

Erik said...

The first shot made me take a quick breath. Beautiful.

Bikran said...

Hehe . Thanks a lot erik .

Euroangel said...

love your pix here..love taking photos too..hope to visit this place next time...

thanks for the comment...
want to exlinks....let me know

Euroangel said...

i got a little Buddha given by a Chinese..

Nomad Flavor said...

They're beautiful Bikran! I enjoyed your commentary.

Bikran said...

@ nomad Flavor :Thanks a million :)

@ EuroAngel : Thanks so much .. wow you got one .. cool . I am glad we share something in common that is love taking pictures :)

betchai said...

thanks for sharing to us Buddha's teachings and the picture shows a lot of details.

Bikran said...

@Betchai : Thanks so much for dropping by. You are always welcome :)

Daisy said...

Woah! And these are amazingly huuuge!!

Nice to see old blogs and familiar places in rotation at BE again! And I thought BE is forever gone! I even posted about it...

XoXoX

Bikran said...

@ Daisy : yeah they are really huge.Thanks a lot for dropping by :)
Ya even i was worried when BE was not working for a week .. my god that really scared the hell out of me .But now I am so glad we are back to BE.

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Tara S. Dickherber, M.Ed, CPC said...

Ahhhh....wish I had a Buddha in my yard like that.

Bikran said...

@ tara S.:- haha Even i wished the same when i saw it .. but it is out of my budget :D So i am happy with the little Buddha i have :)

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