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Captions needed for the Pictorial Biography of Buddha

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Re: Captions needed for the Pictorial Biography of Buddha

Postby Sylvester » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:09 am

I suspect the sequence of #22 and #23 is misplaced, and that #23 should be the scene from Tavatimsa where the Buddha teaches the Abhidhamma to the assembled devas. The stone slab the Buddha is seated on is probably the Pandukambalasilāsana, Sakka's throne (but a bit off-colour if the Commentarial account of it being yellow is correct).

The tree above the throne would be the Pāricchattaka and the stupa in the background might be the Culamani Chedi, repository of the Bodhisatta's locks from the Great Renunciation.

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Re: Captions needed for the Pictorial Biography of Buddha

Postby texastheravadin » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:09 pm

I'm not sure where you came across theses images, but here is where I found them:



There are captions under each one, although you may want to re-write some of the English...I'm not trying to insult the authors of this page by the way, just saying...

Here's the caption for the scene with the bathing women

Knowing the strong desires the monk Nanda had for his girlfriend before entering monk hood, Buddha, the Great Master accompanied him to Tawthisa heaven to show 500 goddess wives of King of Gods the "Shakra". The Thero happen to realize the difference in beauty of human and devine females. Ever since his desire changed for divine females. Buddha the Exalted promised him similar goddesses if he can maintain his monk ship right. Nanda Thero happily agreed. Later the Thero realized his low mentality after sarcastic comments from fellow monks. He later put everything he had for most purified monk ship and attained Arhath ship before long.

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Re: Captions needed for the Pictorial Biography of Buddha

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Re: Captions needed for the Pictorial Biography of Buddha

Postby Popo » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:35 pm

Could 29 be Buddha preaching to Rahula?
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Re: Captions needed for the Pictorial Biography of Buddha

Postby clw_uk » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:53 pm

Why is the Buddha always shown as youthful. I have thought for a long time now that it would be good to see pictures and sculptures of him as an Old man with wrinkles etc
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Re: Captions needed for the Pictorial Biography of Buddha

Postby bodom » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:59 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Captions needed for the Pictorial Biography of Buddha

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Re: Captions needed for the Pictorial Biography of Buddha

Postby Kusala » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:49 am

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He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
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