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Buddhism is a philosophy and religion founded by the historical Buddha Shakiyamuni, also called Siddharta Buddha or Gautama Buddha. He lived circa 563-483 BC. The central issue for Buddhists is how to overcome the suffering in this world, for oneself and for others.

Lotus Flower in Buddhism - artelino

Lotus RugThe lotus flower is a well-known symbol in Buddhism. Buddhas and Buddhist saints, gurus, Bodhisattva and alike are nearly always depicted sitting or standing on a lotus throne. The lotus stands for purity and a thousand more meanings in Buddhism.

This little article is about the lotus flower symbol in Buddhism and shows some nice examples from Tibetan and Nepalese arts and crafts.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 October 2010 22:28 Read more: Lotus in Buddhism

Types of Buddhism - artelino

Buddhist StupaAll major world religions have developed over many centuries into different denominations, directions and sects. Buddhism does not make an exception. There are basically three types of Buddhism - Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. However, in contrast to Christianity or Islam, the followers of these different types of Buddhism have - to my knowledge - never fought war against each other.

This article explains the difference between these types of Buddhism and why things developed this way.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 October 2010 22:28 Read more: Types of Buddhism

Life of Buddha - BBC Documentary - artelino

Life of Buddha.This page shows a marvelous BBC documentary about the historical Buddha, Siddartha Gautama, in 5 video sequences. The film shows how British archeologists rediscovered the sites of Buddha's birth place in Lumbini and the place where he grew up, Tilaurakot in Nepal, capital of the former kingdom of Kapilavastu.

The story of Buddha's life is told in cinematic episodes starting with his birth in Lumbini and ending with his death from food poisoning at the age of roughly 80.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 November 2010 18:46 Read more: Life of Buddha

Buddha Life on Thangka - artelino

Buddha Life ThangkaTibetan thangkas are religious paintings on scroll. They serve as meditation aid or as a tool to teach aspects of Buddhism to a wide audience. Thangkas follow certain basic image patterns. One of these iconographic patterns is the story of the life of the historic Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama who lived circa 563 BC to 483 BC.

This article is about the major events of the life of the historical Buddha as it can be found on a thangka of this design type, simply called 'Buddhas Life'.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 November 2010 18:47 Read more: Buddha Life

Nirvana - artelino

Buddha entering Nirvana.Nirvana is the ultimate goal of Buddhist believers. It is the end of the cycle of rebirths and the end to all worldly suffering.

The way to Nirvana is by achieving enlightenment, a complete understanding of things.

Buddhism is not a consistent concept, but there are different schools with different interpretations and emphasis. Tibetan Buddhism for instance puts emphasis on the exertion of compassion towards others to achieve Nirvana.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 October 2010 22:29 Read more: Nirvana

The Four Noble Truths - artelino

Buddha ShakyamuniThe Four Noble Truths are a basic element of Buddhist philosophy. This article explains what it is all about. Easy to read, and easy to understand.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 November 2010 18:50 Read more: The Four Noble Truths

Buddha Life - Mara Demon - artelino

Mara Demon Attacking Buddha.This article tells a legend from the life of the historical Buddha illustrated by a Tibetan thangka. The story is about the evil demon Mara who tried to keep Buddha away from finding the ultimate enlightenment.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 17:39 Read more: Mara's attack

Maya Devi - artelino

May Devi.Maya Devi was the mother of the historical Buddha who was born circa 563 BC. She died several days after giving birth to her son.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 October 2010 22:30

Amitabha - artelino

Amitabha - Buddha in Red.This article is another 'easy to understand, easy to read' introduction to the more frequently depicted gods and goddesses of the Tibetan and Buddhist pantheon. This page is about Buddha Amitabha, always shown in red.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 November 2010 18:51

Dalai Lama Quotes - artelino

His Holiness, the 14th Dalai LamaThe Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and of Tibetan Buddhism. He is not only revered by Tibetans, but he has attained a worldwide popularity, mainly in Western cultures. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Price.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 November 2010 18:52

Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems - artelino

"We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals: now we know that it is bad economics." (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

20th Annual Mind and Life Conference in ZurichThe following is an article written by Rod Nelson, a UK artist, after having recently attended the 20th Annual Mind and Life Conference in Zurich, which was entitled 'Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems'. The article is planned to be published by Resurgence Magazine. Copyright Rod Nelson. The integrated slide show features woodblock prints by Rod Nelson.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 October 2010 22:32 Read more: Altruism
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