Buddha Chronicles

BuddhaHome Terracotta Statue: For Peace and Divinity

BuddhaHome Terracotta Statue: For Peace and Divinity

Around the 4th-5th centuries B.C., the world clocked intellectual ferment. This was the time of great thinkers like Confucius and Laozi, Socrates, and Plato. In India, the time was unfolding Buddha’s teachings, after he passed away, a religion developed named Buddhism...

Explained Virtue of Nirvana in Buddhism

Explained Virtue of Nirvana in Buddhism

Buddhism originated in ancient India and spread across Asia owing to its practical approach to life. It consists of many beliefs, traditions, and philosophies that are mainly based on the preachings of Gautam Buddha. The primary purpose of Buddhism is to reduce...

BuddhaHome Aroma Oils: To Relax your Mind and Body

BuddhaHome Aroma Oils: To Relax your Mind and Body

Located at the foot of Sankassa, a Buddhist pilgrimage site, is Kannauj, the “Ittra Nagri” (the Perfume capital of India). The city falls forty-five miles away from Sankassa that holds great importance in Buddhism. It is believed that Gautam Buddha spent three months...

BuddhaHome Rice: The Gift of Buddha

BuddhaHome Rice: The Gift of Buddha

India is known to be the land containing numerous riches. One such treasure is the divine Kalanamak rice. Grown in the Himalayan Tarai region, the rice belongs to the place where Gautam Buddha spent his entire life. While the variety is quite famous among the locals,...

Gautam Buddha: The Legend, His Life and Teachings

Gautam Buddha: The Legend, His Life and Teachings

Buddha is not a name, but a title that means the “Awakened One” in the ancient language of Sanskrit. However, mostly, when someone refers to the Buddha, it is in reference to a  historical person who founded Buddhism, Gautam Buddha. The sage, philosopher, and...

Understanding Buddhist Symbols a little better

Understanding Buddhist Symbols a little better

Like every other religion, Buddhism too has some symbols that are highly revered. Legends say that Gautam Buddha explained his learnings with the help of symbols. The awakened one is believed to break the birth chakra and attain moksha. Gautam Buddha gained the...

Lotus and Buddhism: Decoding the Symbolic Connection

Lotus and Buddhism: Decoding the Symbolic Connection

Buddhism is about realizing that one is a part of the universe and has to dissolve in it someday. The surroundings often inspire the teaching of Gautam Buddha. Buddhism believes that each object imparts excellent insights. We can learn, grow, and evolve with their...

Vajrayana Buddhism: The Mystical Branch of Buddhism

Vajrayana Buddhism: The Mystical Branch of Buddhism

Vajrayana Buddhism is the most unique form of Buddhism also known as Tibetan or Tantric Buddhism. This branch of Buddhism engages in rituals that are a secret to the world. Vajrayana Buddhism is believed to be the final turning of the Buddha’s teachings. Though...

Theravada Buddhism: Traditional Approach to Buddhism

Theravada Buddhism: Traditional Approach to Buddhism

Buddhism is one of the most popular religions across the world. Originating from India, the philosophy of Buddhism traveled far and wide. Its simplistic approach towards life encouraged people to incorporate it into their life. As such today Buddhism is practiced in...

Chinese Buddhism: Ancient History and Today’s Beliefs

Chinese Buddhism: Ancient History and Today’s Beliefs

Today Buddhism is one of the most popular religions across the world. Asia specifically has embraced the philosophy of Buddhism that has beautifully mingled with its culture. China is one such country of Asia that had adopted the Buddhist philosophy years ago. As such...

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