Thursday, 2 May 2013

Gautam Buddha



Gautam Buddha


Sketch / Drawing Details:

Title:                      Gautam Budhha

Created By:         Divyesh Lappawala

Medium:               Pencil (Black), 6H,4H,4B,2B

Description:


Gautama Buddha or Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha was a sage.

Buddha means "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." "Buddha" is also used as a title for the first awakened being in an era. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhartha Gautama is regarded as the Supreme Buddha of our age. (Reference)

Early Life

According to the most traditional biography, Buddha was born in a royal Hindu family to King Śuddhodana, the leader of Shakya clan, whose capital was Kapilavastu, and who were later annexed by the growing Kingdom of Kosala during the Buddha's lifetime. 

He is said to have been destined by birth to the life of a prince, and had three palaces (for seasonal occupation) built for him. Although more recent scholarship doubts this status, his father, 

said to be King Śuddhodana, wishing for his son to be a great king, is said to have shielded him from religious teachings and from knowledge of human suffering.

Departure and ascetic life

At the age of 29, the popular biography continues, Siddhartha left his palace to meet his subjects. Despite his father's efforts to hide from him the sick, aged and suffering, Siddhartha was said 

to have seen an old man. When his charioteer Channa explained to him that all people grew old, the prince went on further trips beyond the palace. On these he encountered a diseased man, a decaying 

corpse, and an ascetic. These depressed him, and he initially strove to overcome ageing, sickness, and death by living the life of an ascetic

Accompanied by Channa and aboard his horse Kanthaka, Gautama quit his palace for the life of a mendicant. It's said that, "the horse's hooves were muffled by the gods"to prevent guards from knowing of his departure.

Awakening

According to Buddhism, at the time of his awakening he realized complete insight into the cause of suffering, and the steps necessary to eliminate it. These discoveries became known as the "Four Noble Truths", which are at the heart of Buddhist teaching. Through mastery of these truths, a state of supreme liberation, or Nirvana, is believed to be possible for any being. 

The Buddha described Nirvāna as the perfect peace of a mind that's free from ignorance, greed, hatred and other afflictive states, or "defilements" (kilesas). Nirvana is also regarded as the "end of the world", in that no personal identity or boundaries of the mind remain. In such a state, a being is said to possess the Ten Characteristics, belonging to every Buddha.


Ten characteristics  of a Buddha


thus gone, thus come 
worthy one 
perfectly self-enlightened
perfected in knowledge and conduct 
well gone 
unsurpassed 
knower of the world 
leader of persons to be tamed 
teacher of the gods and humans 
the Blessed One or fortunate one 



Buddha Quotes:


Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to 
Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection tha n you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.


There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and 
hurts; it is a sword that kills.

Quote Reference:  Brainyquote 


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