An elegant painted brass Lord Buddha altar. We fell in love with this piece when we saw it!
Dimensions: 7.5" x 8.5" x 3".
Weight 2 lb.
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Siddhartha Gautama was born in the sixth century BC. He is
thought to have been born in Lumbini and raised in the small kingdom or
principality of Kapilvastu, both of which are in modern day Nepal.
Paramahansa Yogananda said that Krishna,
Rama, Buddha, and Patanjali were among the ancient Indian avatars, and that Gautama Buddha was an
incarnation of mercy.
It is told that Gautama Buddha even offered his own life to
save a goat that had been made ready for sacrifice. The king who was performing
the rite spared the animal's life and became a devout follower of the
Lord Buddha was once asked why a man should love all persons
equally. "Because," the great teacher replied, "in the very numerous and varied
life-spans of each man, every other being has at one time or another been dear
to him."From Autobiography of a Yogi:
The Lord Buddha's ascension to enlightenment, as his
consciousness rose through the dark illusions and temptations of earth, then through
the heavenly spheres of the devas (experienced as the yogi unlocks the mystery doors of ascension in the spine), is wondrously
described by the masterful pen of Sir Edwin Arnold in The Light of Asia:
And in the middle watch
Our Lord attained Abhidjna-insight vast
Ranging beyond this sphere to spheres unnamed....
He saw those Lords of Light who hold their worlds
By bonds invisible, how they themselves
Circle obedient round mightier orbs
Which serve profounder splendors, star to star
Flashing the ceaseless radiance of life
From centers ever shifting unto cirques
Knowing no uttermost. These he beheld
With unsealed vision, and of all those worlds...
Measureless unto speech-whereby these wax
And wane; whereby each of this heavenly host
Fulfills its shining life and darkling dies.
But when the fourth watch came the secret came....
The outcome of him on the Universe,
Grows pure and sinless; either never more
Needing to find a body and a place,
Or so informing what fresh frame it takes
In new existence that the new toils prove
Lighter and lighter not to be at all,
Thus "finishing the Path."...
Blessed Nirvana-sinless, stirless rest"
That change which never changes!