This is 10 Interesting Facts About Buddha (Infographic) with pictures. I'm a follower of some of Buddha's messages and teachings. If anyone is interested in Buddhism but don't know where to start, these 10 facts represent that basic facts about Buddha that one should know in teaching oneself Buddhism.
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Green Tara-In Buddhist tradition, Tara is actually much greater than a goddess -- she is a female Buddha, an enlightened one who has attained the highest wisdom, capability and compassion. . . one who can take human form and who remains in oneness with the every living thing.
Kuan Yin, goddess of compassion. Kuan means Earth and Yin is the female life force. She is a completely enlightened Buddha who made a promise in the distant past that after reaching complete enlightenment she would always appear in female form for the benefit of all beings. By iconographic category and hierarchy she is a meditational deity and her appearance is that of a peaceful deity. Kuan Yin has strength which is embraced by softness.
The historic Zen Buddhist temple of Kennin-ji in Kyoto was founded in 1202 CE, but its ceiling received dramatic modern paintings of two dragons in 2002 for its 800th anniversary. Artist Koizumi Junsaku gave the work a bold graphic quality, but the art is highly influenced by traditional Japanese aesthetics that are even older than the building.