Footprint of the Buddha. Sikri, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 2nd–3rd century CE. Schist H. 37 x W. 19 11/16 x D. 1 3/4 in. (94 x 50 x 4.5 cm). Lahore Museum, G-124  The footprint of the Buddha (buddhapada) was one of the earliest symbols used in Buddhist art. It stands for his former physical presence and is an object of profound veneration. The swastikas at the tips of the toes and the omega symbol on the heel are auspicious symbols. The central wheel represents the Buddhist doctrine.

Footprint of the Buddha. Sikri, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 2nd–3rd century CE. Schist H. 37 x W. 19 11/16 x D. 1 3/4 in. (94 x 50 x 4.5 cm). Lahore Museum, G-124 The footprint of the Buddha (buddhapada) was one of the earliest symbols used in Buddhist art. It stands for his former physical presence and is an object of profound veneration. The swastikas at the tips of the toes and the omega symbol on the heel are auspicious symbols. The central wheel represents the Buddhist doctrine.

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Victory Banner  The victory banner symbolises the victory of the activities of one's own and others body, speech and mind over obstacles and negativitities. It also stands for the complete victory of the Buddhist Doctrine over all harmful and pernicious forces.

Victory Banner The victory banner symbolises the victory of the activities of one's own and others body, speech and mind over obstacles and negativitities. It also stands for the complete victory of the Buddhist Doctrine over all harmful and pernicious forces.

The victory banner symbolises the victory of the activities of one's own and others body, speech and mind over obstacles and negativitities. It also stands for the complete victory of the Buddhist Doctrine over all harmful and pernicious forces.

The victory banner symbolises the victory of the activities of one's own and others body, speech and mind over obstacles and negativitities. It also stands for the complete victory of the Buddhist Doctrine over all harmful and pernicious forces.

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buddhism religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha

buddhism religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha

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The Banner of Victory The banner stands for the complete victory of the Buddhist doctrine over death, ignorance and all the negativities of this world.

The Banner of Victory The banner stands for the complete victory of the Buddhist doctrine over death, ignorance and all the negativities of this world.

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14th Century Bodhisattva of Compassion from Japan. Cypress wood with pigment, gold powder, and cut gold leaf.

14th Century Bodhisattva of Compassion from Japan. Cypress wood with pigment, gold powder, and cut gold leaf.

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"The #Visuddhimagga (Pali; English The Path of Purification), is the 'great treatise' on Theravada Buddhist doctrine written by Buddhaghosa approximately in 430 CE in Sri Lanka. It is a comprehensive manual condensing and systematizing the theoretical and practical teachings of the Buddha as they were understood by the elders of the Mahavihara Monastery in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka."

"The #Visuddhimagga (Pali; English The Path of Purification), is the 'great treatise' on Theravada Buddhist doctrine written by Buddhaghosa approximately in 430 CE in Sri Lanka. It is a comprehensive manual condensing and systematizing the theoretical and practical teachings of the Buddha as they were understood by the elders of the Mahavihara Monastery in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka."

Glowing color conjures an exquisite scene of lotus blossoms that grow by moonlight in this triptych from Thailand. Illustrating Buddhist doctrine, Noppadon Kamkong adds gilded details on a set of three canvases.

Glowing color conjures an exquisite scene of lotus blossoms that grow by moonlight in this triptych from Thailand. Illustrating Buddhist doctrine, Noppadon Kamkong adds gilded details on a set of three canvases.

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