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Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst
Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst

The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

03 August

Ananda, Guardian of the Dharma

By Ananda, Guardian of the Dharma at

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Ananda was a first cousin of Gautama Buddha and is one of the ten principal disciples of the Buddha. It is believed that Ananda had the most retentive memory. Since the sutras of Sutta Pitaka that was shared during the First Buddhist council was from his recollection of the teaching of Buddha. Hence due to this reason, Ananda was considered as the Guardian of the Dharma.

As mentioned in the Buddhist tradition, every Buddha has two chief disciples along with one attendant. In case of Gautama Buddha, his chief disciples were Sariputta and Maudgalyayanaand his attendant was Ananda.

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31 July

Subhuti

By Gaurav Manandhar at

Subhuti

Subhuti was one of the Ten Great Disciples of Gautam Buddha. Literally, the word "Subhuti" means good existence in Prakrit and Pali. Sometimes, he is referred to as "Elder Subhuti" with the respect by other fellow monks and the people. The famous statues of Subhuti can be found in the Bodh Gaya in Bihar, India where the Buddha achieved his enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.

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31 July

Ikkyu

By Gaurav Manandhar at

Ikkyu

Ikkyu was an eccentric, iconoclastic Japanese Zen Buddhist monk and poet. He is still remembered for the work he has done. He actually infused Japanese art and literature with Zen attitudes and ideals.

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31 July

Devadatta

By Gaurav Manandhar at

Devadatta

Devadatta was a cousin and brother-in-law of Siddhartha Gautama. He was the brother of Ananda, a principal disciple of the Buddha.

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01 May

Saicho, founder of Tendai School of Buddhism in Japan

By Devik Balami at

Saicho, founder of Tendai School of Buddhism in Japan

Saicho, a Japanese Buddhist monk, born on Sep 15th 767 CE was the founder of the Tendai school of Buddhism which is based on the Chinese Tiantai school. It is recorded that he established the temple and headquarters of Tendai at Enryaku on Mount Hiei near Kyoto. Later he was awarded the posthumous title of Dengyo Daishi.

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