Life of the Buddha in pictures

Plate1aa.jpg (3208 bytes) 1. The Birth of the Bodhisatta.
On a full-moon day in the month of May (Visakha) 2600 years ....
Plate2aa.jpg (3117 bytes) 2. Life as a Prince.
Manifold was the variety of all the sensuous delights within the palace, ....
Plate3aa.jpg (2840 bytes) 3. The realities of life.
All King Suddhodana's efforts to protect his son from the four  ...
Plate4aa.jpg (2447 bytes) 4. The Great going forth.
On the day of the Esala full-moon (July) the Crown Prince receives...
Plate5aa.jpg (2746 bytes) 5. Experiment with Asceticism.
For six long years the ascetic Gotama, as Prince Siddhattha was now known, ...
Plate6aa.jpg (2902 bytes) 6. Enlightenment.
Discarding both extremes of luxurious living and self mortification ....
Plate7aa.jpg (2840 bytes) 7. The First Discourse.
Having realized the Four Noble Truths - the Noble Truth of Suffering; the Cause of Suffering ...
Plate8aa.jpg (2815 bytes) 8. Go now and wander for the welfare of the many.
The Buddha stays on at Isipatana for the rainy season...
9. The law of Causation or Dependent Arising.
After His Enlightenment under the Bodhi-tree at Buddhagaya, the Buddha reflects...
Plate10aa.jpg (2897 bytes) 10. The Philosophy of change.
The Buddha teaches that all conditioned things are in a state of flux or change, and thus ...
Plate11aa.jpg (2983 bytes) 11. Unsatisfactoriness of Life.
According to the Buddha, whatever is impermanent is subject to suffering,...
Plate12aa.jpg (2739 bytes) 12. Buddha teaches that all Phenomena is soulless.
When a thing is impermanent, as all...
Plate13aa.jpg (2917 bytes) 13. Freedom of thought.
At times referred to as the Buddha's Charter of Free inquiry this discourse ...
Plate14aa.jpg (2666 bytes) 14. Towards human dignity.
Sunita was a scavenger born into a so called outcaste community.  ....
Plate15aa.jpg (2635 bytes) 15. Equality of women.
It was the Buddha who first gave women her rightful place in a society which had earlier ...
Plate16aa.jpg (2895 bytes) 16. Human freedom.
In the time of the Buddha it was common for both men and women to enter into services ...
Plate17aa.jpg (2537 bytes) 17. Ministering to the sick.
In spite of the fact that the study and practice of medicine and surgical science has ...
Plate18aa.jpg (2599 bytes) 18. Psychic Therapy.
The Buddha speaking on the mind, has also spoken on mental disorders ...
Plate19aa.jpg (2761 bytes) 19. Compassion to Animals.
In the Buddha's time there were various animal sacrifices taking ...
Plate20aa.jpg (2982 bytes) 20. Buddhist Economic System.
Many who are not familiar with the Buddha's Teaching classify it as a religion for the next ..
Plate21aa.jpg (2879 bytes) 21. Buddhist Education.
It is a method of teaching that is based on the mental development of the ...
Plate22aa.jpg (3090 bytes) 22. Administration of Justice.
Certain statutes regarding the administration of justice, were ....
Plate23aa.jpg (2831 bytes) 23. World Peace.
In the Buddha's Teaching the highest emphasis is laid on the ...
Plate24aa.jpg (3018 bytes) 24. The Maha Parinibbana.
The Buddha was born as a prince under a tree, gained Supreme ..