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Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst
Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst

The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

22 July

Atman in Buddhism

By Gaurav Manandhar at

Atman in Buddhism

In Buddhism, Atman is the concept of self. The other words for Atman are Atta or Attan. In most of the Buddhist traditions and texts, the concept of Atman as the premise of permanent and unchanging is rejected while there are some Buddhist schools, sutras, and tantras which present the notion of an Atman as a permanent. There are also sources which refer Atman to an absolute and not to personal self.

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22 July

Asura in Buddhism

By Gaurav Manandhar at

Asura in Buddhism

In Buddhism, an asura is a demigod of the Kāmadhātu which is portrayed by having three heads with three faces each and either four or six arms. In fact, the general character of Buddhist asuras was derived from the wicked character of asuras of Hinduism. But Buddhist asura has acquired very distinctive myths that can be found only in Buddhist texts. In the Buddhist texts, asura is often referred to as Titan, demigod, or anti-god.

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