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Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst
Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst

The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

19 July

Brahma in Buddhism

By Gaurav Manandhar at

Brahma in Buddhism

In Buddhism, Brahma was adopted from Hinduism and is considered as a protector of teachings of the Buddha. Since he was adopted, he was never depicted in early Buddhist texts as a creator god. In early Buddhist tradition, it was the Brahma Sahampati who appeared before the Buddha. It is believed that when the Buddha attained enlightenment, the Brahma Sahampati urged the Buddha to teach the knowledge that he gained.

In Buddhism, Brahma is regarded as the part of the Buddhist cosmology. He is the lord of the heavenly realm of rebirth called the Brahmaloka. In Buddhist culture, the iconography of Brahma varies along with the ideology but normally, he is represented by four faces and four arms.

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19 July

Bhajsajyaguru

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Bhajsajyaguru

Formally Bhaisayaguru is also called as Bhaisajya guru vaidurya prabha raja. Literally, it means king of medicine master and lapis lazuli light. In Mahayana Buddhism, Bhaisayaguru is the Buddha of healing and medicine. It is believed that Bhaisayaguru cures dukkha using the medicine of his teachings. Therefore he is commonly regarded as Medicine Buddha.

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25 May

Buddhist deity: Guanyin

By Devik Balami at

Buddhist deity: Guanyin

Buddhist deity, Guanyin is an East Asian bodhisattva associated with compassion as respected by Mahayana Buddhists. She is commonly known as the goddess of mercy. It is believed that when Guanyin's followers depart this world, they are placed by Guanyin in the heart of a lotus, and then sent to the Western Pure Land of Sukhavati.

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08 January

Buddhist deity: Palden Lhamo

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buddhist deity palden lhamo

The Buddhist deity, Palden Lhamo is also written and known as Pandan Lhamo, Magzor Gyalmo or Remati. The deity is very protective towards Dharmapala of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. She is considered as the deity of Tibet and Mongolia as she is wrathful and principal protectress of Tibet.

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03 January

Buddhist Deity: Skanda

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Buddhist deity: Skanda

Buddhist Deity, Skanda is also known as Wei Tuo who is regarded as a devoted guardian of Buddhist monasteries. He is Mahayana Bodhisattva who guards the teachings of Buddha. In Chinese tradition, he is referred as Hufa Weituo Zuntian Pusa, which means Honored Dharma Protector Skanda Bodhisattva.

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28 December

Buddhist Deity: Kshitigarbha

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Buddhist Deity Kshitigarbha

Ksitigarbha is regarded as bodhisattva which is usually depicted as a Buddhist monk. Ksitigarbha is better known for his vows, first one is to take responsibility for the instruction of all beings in the six worlds between the death of Gautama Buddha and the rise of Maitreya Buddha, and the second one is not to achieve Buddhahood until all hells are emptied. Therefore, he is regarded as the bodhisattva of hell-beings.

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