The Life of Buddha is an inspiration to me. He sacrificed his whole life for the wellbeing of humanity. Buddha was one of the greatest religious teachers of the world. He gave the message of truth, peace, humanity and equality.
His life was an example to know that knowing yourself is same as the knowing the secret of the universe. He worked extremely hard to know the answers for his difficult questions.
He met many Vedic relics and Gurus and practiced many kinds of meditations and even to the extent of torturing his own body in search of the truth.
He achieved the supreme wisdom looking within instead of looking out and achieved Nirvana by meditating under a Bodhi tree.
He spent all his later years teaching the world the knowledge he achieved through Nirvana. And He gave the world Vipashyana, the process of knowing yourself.
He identified the four noble truths: the universality of suffering, the cause of suffering through selfish desire, the solution to suffering and the way to overcome suffering.
This final point is called the Noble Eightfold Path, this being eight steps consisting of wisdom (right views, right intention) ethics (right speech, right action, right livelihood), mental discipline (right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration), which ultimately lead to liberation from the source of suffering.
In the process of reading and learning about Buddha, I got inspired by some of his teaching and Mudra’s, and this series is the symbol my relationship with his teachings and his life.