Gautamana Siddartha is from a wealthy dynasty from Northern India around 500 BCE, he was born protected from suffering, pain and mockery. He grew up became really intrigued of what life was outside his own circus so he creep out of the palace ground, to know what is the real life outside his mound. He was upset when he found out reality of aging, death and unhealthy people. He was convinced that the life he has needs to be relived.He saw a holy man tattered at all yet blissful eyes he carried so tall, plead for food, but with beautiful soul. That experience served as an eye opener by then, he decided to open the next chapter of his life. the enlightened path was what matter always in harmony with any other.
Religious view is important in Buddhism, but its central doctrines aren't necessarily the same as those of other world religions. Depending on the sect, Buddhist view may include gods, ancestors, and the afterlife, but the most important Buddhist view about suffering and how to break free.The Buddha himself was called the "Enlightened One." After he became enlightened, he taught that the way to take away suffering begins with the understanding to the reality.However, The Buddha’s knowledge can’t be question meaning he is above from everybody, insofar as it remains practical. He refuse to believe speculation about such matters as God, the nature of the universe, and the afterlife, urging his followers to focus instead on the Four Noble Truths by which save themselves from suffering.
In the 2,500 years since the Buddha's wisdom has extend over many countries, divided into numerous sects, and adopted a wide variety of beliefs, practices, rituals and customs. However, an important unity centered on the teachings of the Buddha underlies these differences. One general doctrine agreed upon by Buddhists is: "We do not believe that this world is created and ruled by a God." However, suspicion in a creator God does not mean that Buddhism is atheistic.
In Hinduism, the soul, or atman, is permanently living spiritual substance or being and the abiding self that moves from one body to the next at rebirth. The Buddha declined this concept.In Buddhism, the point of life is to end suffering. The Buddha taught that humans suffer because we kept on chasing short term happiness.The Buddha said of death: Life is a journey. Death is a return to earth. The universe is like an inn. The passing years are like dust.
BUMISPARSHA MUDRA The Bumisparsha Mudra summons the earth to witness the enlightenment of Prince Siddharta at Bodhi Gaya, where he meditated under a bodhi tree and became Buddha. The term Buddha refers to a person who has obtained complete enlightenment.
VITARKA MUDRA Vitarka Mudra the mudra of discourse and conveyance of Buddhist teaching.
BUDDHIST AND TAOIST FIGURES IN AMBER Budai was a monk from Fengchua, China from the later Liang Dynasty. He was known for his happiness, lovingness and good character. He was believed to be a buddah (or an enlightened one), and with among some, to be the incarnation of Maitreya the successor of Buddha.
KUAN YIN In old terracotta and modern ivory, kuan Yin in her flowing form, bending and flexible very much like the willow tree, is the goddess of mercy or compassion by the Buddhist and Taoists.
The Yellow Emperor or Huangdi, formerly Romanized as Huang-ti and Hwang-ti, is one of the legendary Chinese sovereigns and culture heroes included among the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors. coined by the king of the state of Qin after unifying all other states through conquest. Emperors were believed to be mandates of heaven a concept created by the ancient philosophers of China.