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  Flickr: Smiling Buddha
A Buddha is not a god, but rather one who, through complete wisdom and compassion, has attained full enlightenment and is thus beyond the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
A Buddha exemplifies the highest form of morality and is the supreme teacher showing people the way to relieve suffering.
The word "Buddha" is derived from the root budh meaning "to awaken and be aware or completely conscious of." Buddhists believe that all beings have the Buddha nature, i.e.
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  Medicine Buddha Statues: Laughing Buddha Statue, Smiling Buddha Statue, Brass Buddha Statue, Buddha Statues
Buddha is believed to have given gifts of knowledge such as medicine as well as spiritual inspiration and guidance to his disciples.
Crucial scenes from Buddha’s life such as his first sermon at Sarnath, where he shared his philosophy of the Eight Fold Path to salvation, are shown on the robes of the Medicine Buddha Life Story.
Gautama Buddha was born a prince of the powerful Sakya clan in northern India in 543 B.C. Surrounded by luxury during his youth, he was shocked into reflecting on man’s condition in the world, at the sight of a destitute man, a corpse and an ascetic.
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 Buddha   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Buddha was born approximately 560 B.C. in the land of Northern India.
Buddha sought the means to attain the inner bliss of Nirvana which is permanent.
Because Buddha did not interest himself in the study of the Vedas or in religious rituals he was dubbed an atheist.
www.cosmicharmony.com /Av/Buddha/Buddha.htm   (2377 words)

Buddha's face is very beautiful; his smiling, compassionate gaze is directed towards you and simultaneously encompasses all sentient beings.
Visualise that a stream of golden light, the essence of which is the excellent qualities of the Buddhas' body, speech and mind, descends from the Buddha's heart and flows into you and into all sentient beings around you via the crown of the head.
Be mindful of the Buddha at your heart as you do all the daily activities of your life.
www.buddhastatues.org /shakyamuni_buddha_meditation.htm   (0 words)

 Smiling Buddha
The so-called Smiling Buddha was the first test fission explosion by India on May 18, 1974.
On September 7, 1972, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi gave authorization to the scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) to manufacture the nuclear device they had designed and prepare it for a test.
Throughout its development, the device was formally called the "Peaceful Nuclear Explosive", but it was usually referred to as the Smiling Buddha.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/s/sm/smiling_buddha.html   (301 words)

 Buddha Paintings by Sofan Chan - Buddhist Art, pictures of buddha
Everywhere we went there was the peaceful face of the Buddha smiling down at us.
A smiling Buddha to help you laugh your way into the forest of life's abundance.
The Buddha sits happily on his lotus pond, smiling at all things in life.
www.theartofhappiness.net /paintings_buddha.htm   (479 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Smiling Buddha
The Smiling Buddha was the first nuclear test explosion by India on May 18, 1974 at Pokhran.
Smiling Buddha was the code-name of the project because May 18, 1974 (the official test date) was Buddha Jayanti, a festival day in India marking the birth of Gautam Buddha.
The Smiling Buddha test caused a public outcry in Canada, and the Canadian government cut off exchange of nuclear materials and technology with India in the wake of the test.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Smiling_Buddha   (562 words)

 Smiling Buddhas - All about Laughing Buddha Statues
The Smiling Buddha, alternately known as the Laughing Buddha, Happy Buddha or Fat Buddha, is the common English description of the Buddhist deity identified as Budai to the Chinese, and Hotei to the Japanese.
The Smiling Buddha has been embraced by many Buddhist and Taoist practitioners, and the Buddha statues feature in many homes and places of worship.
Visit our Buddha History page if you want to learn more about the history and evolution of the Smiling Buddha, and his growing importance to the Eastern religions.
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 Praise for Buddha's Not Smiling
In the same way the Catholic Church transformed Jesus's simple message of peace and love into Crusades and Inquisitions, the Buddha's clear message of yoga and asceticism was largely ignored while rival schools developed throughout East Asia, centralizing their power through forgeries, interpolations, and false masters.
Buddha's Not Smiling is a stark reminder that when false teachings are introduced for political gain, as when the Catholic Church made the doctrine of rebirth heretical in the sixth century, only more ignorance, and ultimately violence, will result.
It involves deception, corruption and thuggery in the political and religious world of Tibet and the Tibetan exile community, a world which is far removed from the idealised Shangri La picture of Tibet on which many of us in the West have been brought up.
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 Vancouver Plus.ca - Home - Smiling Buddha Yoga   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Smiling Buddha's website describes hatha yoga in refreshingly simple terms; "Direct bodily experience: simple movements, challenging stretches, breathing deeply, lying on the floor without worrying about what you have to do next." The studio's approach is that what learners offer each other is as important as what teachers offer learners.
Smiling Buddha also specializes in therapeutic yoga classes for back and neck pain and one-on-one yoga therapy.
Smiling Buddha runs a yoga sangha, an alternative to the usual yoga teacher training programs.
www.vancouverplus.ca /home/smiling_buddha_yoga/1010861   (384 words)

 Pils-trips: Smiling Buddha
The Iranian guy is smiling at me "feel better now eh ?" I smile at him "Yeah sure" thanks I do feel kind of better but the shock to my brain is quita strong and time seems to be slowing down even more.
One of the them is a buddha with a look so perfect and serene smile that its got me completely I cant stop staring at it.
The energy of human beings is SO variable, negative and mediocre energy is like tar or mud and its everywhere you look but real positive energy is much more rare.That is pure light and its effect is so much stronger in the end because its worth so much more.So it does balance in the end.
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 Buddha Is Always Smiling
Buddha is sitting in a relaxed, yet contemplative position and there is a big smile on his face.
I think not -- his smile is really one of unbearable compassion for the poignancy of our human predicament.
The way is conducting one's life in accordance with Buddha's noble 8-fold path, which includes right thinking, right livelihood, right action, etc.; all methods to learn to accept and allow ourselves to flow with life in a positive way.
www.innerself.com /Creating_Realities/buddha_smiling.htm   (1575 words)

 Smiling Fat Buddha Boy
When falling asleep or waking up, his little lip would twitch into a smile - remember, it takes hundreds of muscles to smile, and only a couple dozen to frown.
He wasn’t yet smiling, but for the first time he looked content when awake, instead of grumpy.
Two days ago, he smiled at me while on the changing table, and he did it again tonight.
web.mac.com /pollkatz/iWeb/Site/Blog/CEE28E81-BB6F-451F-884C-E1D203C0BE02.html   (432 words)

 Smiling Buddha
A most remarkable Buddha painting, this masterful work captures a smiling Buddha head of stone.
A dazzling piece of Asian art work, this gold-plated Buddha head is smiling in a state of Samadhi-like bliss.
Also known as Hotei, Bu-Dai, or Happy Buddha, the Laughing Buddha is recognized as a smiling bald man with an exposed pot bellied stomach, which symbolizes happiness and plentitude.
www.bambooda.com /smiling-buddha.htm   (92 words)

 Aftercare tattoo information from The Smiling Buddha Tattoo Studio
Smiling Buddha wants you to enjoy your new tattoo or piecing for the rest of your life, so proper care in the beginning is essential.
Your Smiling Buddha professional is always available for questions- remember to never follow anyone else's directions.
From the time you first walk into the Smiling Buddha studios your safety is our first concern.
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 The Hindu : Karnataka / Bangalore News : The Buddha is smiling here for children
BANGALORE: The Buddha is smiling again, right here, at Time and Space Gallery.
The Buddha smiles for the children who will be benefited by an exhibition of the same name.
And discover a little Buddha lying in each one of them." The creations featured here are the result of an imaginative probing.
www.hindu.com /2006/05/15/stories/2006051507280200.htm   (431 words)

 Buddha Art Sources at Prayerflags.com
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www.prayerflags.com /Buddha_art_q.html   (472 words)

 Buddha Paintings
The image of the Buddha is a symbolic representation of Asian art and frequently found throughout Asia.
Buddha figures and Buddha heads are prevelant throughout all of Thailand.
An amazing effigy of a Buddha head carved from granite, this striking Buddhist painting is a true work of contemporary Asian art down to its finest detail.
oriental-decor.com /custom_paintings.php   (691 words)

 India's Nuclear Weapons Program - Smiling Buddha: 1974
This test has been known since its public announcement as "Smiling Buddha", a name apparently given to it by Dhar, but the origin of this appellation is somewhat mysterious.
Chengappa relates that the story that Sethna passed on the message to Dhar with the code phrase "The Buddha is smiling" is probably a myth [Chengappa 2000; pg.
The "Smiling Buddha" device was manufactured from plutonium produced at the Cirus reactor at BARC.
nuclearweaponarchive.org /India/IndiaSmiling.html   (0 words)

Smiling Buddha Tattoo is in your extended network
Buddha, Marcus, Chris, Himmie, Henry, Chuck, John and our very own Princess Amandy are all willing and able to produce a killer piece of art work for YOU.
Jimmy is at Smiling Buddha In Savannah M-W-T-F-Sat and Jules is at Smiling Buddha In Savannah Tues & Sundays and at Smiling Buddha in Statesboro Thurs-Fri-Sat.
www.myspace.com /smiling_buddha_tattoo   (452 words)

 Buddha's Not Smiling: Blessingway Authors' Services - Ellen Kleiner - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Since the 1960s, many Westerners have idealized Buddhism, particularly in its Tibetan form, as the world’s most enlightened spiritual path.
Buddha’s Not Smiling offers a balanced, open-minded approach to discovering the truth behind Buddhism’s darkest struggle.
Honest, straightforward, and calmly written, Buddha's Not Smiling is a valuable contribution both to knowledge about the Karmapa controversy and to the intricate workings of Tibetan religious politics."
www.blessingway.com /english/buddhasnotsmiling.php   (351 words)

 Smiling Buddha Enlightens Toronto Music Scene
The Smiling Buddha holds a curious position among Toronto's music venues.
The name 'Smiling Buddha' was recommended to him by a friend, and the name just stuck.
Smiling Buddha isn't good because of the locale or the space, but simply because Wayne is tops.
blogto.com /music/2007/02/smiling_buddha_enlightens_toronto_music_scene   (829 words)

 Smiling Buddha Bar
Smiling Buddha Bar is located on 961 College Street.
Smiling Buddha also offers a wide-ranging selection of authentic oriental food.
Smiling Buddha Bar is seeking local musicians, live bands, and DJs!
www.smilingbuddhabar.com /home.html   (241 words)

 Wood Statue Root Carving, 'Laughing Buddha'
This is the hand carved statue of the laughing Buddha; the artist carefully carries out the design by the position of the growth rings of the wood.
The Buddha has elongate ear lobes and his signature big smile.
The artist uses the natural form of the wood as the body of the statue.
www.galleriapangea.com /Wood_Statue_Root_Carving_Laughing_Buddha/product_details.html   (179 words)

 jade buddha pendant, jade and jadeite jewelry, real jade in real color
Jade Pendants carved to Buddha and Quanyin, known to be the God of Mercy and the Goddess of Mercy respectively, are two of the most favorable domestic shrine images in Chinese history.
Even nowadays, Buddha and Quanyin are still taken by many as the life-savers and symbols to ward off evil spirit
A jadeite pendant carved as a smiling Buddha
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 The Blog | Robert Koehler: Smiling Buddha | The Huffington Post   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The wreaths, the white cranes, the prayers, the reading of the names of the dead -- what crocodile tears such symbolism produces in the realm of geopolitics.
Did you know that India's first nuclear test explosion, in 1974, was code-named Smiling Buddha?
A God complex exists at the level of national leadership that knows no religious or moral restraint.
www.huffingtonpost.com /robert-koehler/smiling-buddha_b_26906.html   (648 words)

 Khaleej Times Online - Smiling Buddha and an island in a troubled neighbourhood
Smiling Buddha and an island in a troubled neighbourhood
The nuclear programme under the NDA government was later codenamed ‘The Smiling Buddha’ Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, who was the main architect of the nuclear project, conveyed the success of the test to the then Prime Minister Vajpayee, in these words: "The Buddha has smiled."
But our leaders simply accepted the fact that India was a major power worthy of being a regional superpower and there was no protest over the inadvertent sacrilege to Buddhism, which Sri Lanka is constitutionally bound to protect and promote.
www.khaleejtimes.ae /DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/opinion/2006/October/opinion_October29.xml§ion=opinion&col=   (898 words)

 The Science Creative Quarterly » THE BUDDHA IS SMILING
‘The Buddha is Smiling’ was the codeword for the first underground nuclear tests conducted by India at the army range of Pokhran in the Thar desert.
The ‘Smiling Buddha’ was a high explosive implosion system weighing 1400 kg with a reported yield of 20 kilotons.
The date was May 18, 1974: Buddha Purnima, the day when Siddhartha Gautama was born 2530 years ago.
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 Clay Smiling Buddha Incense Burner (Hotai)
This Smiling Buddha Burner is perfect for burning cone incense.
It is made from Terra Cotta / Clay and the details are beautiful.
When incense is burned within, smoke puffs out of Buddha's mouth and of ventilation holes around the base.
www.absoluteliving.com /Clay-Smiling-Buddha-Incense-Burner-Hotai_p_42-177-reviews.html   (109 words)

 Smiling Rainbow Quartz Buddha Carving (M4502)
This is a beautiful clear quartz carving that depicts a beautiful Buddha.
The Laughing Buddha is also known as Hotei (or Hoti).
The Buddha measures 3" x 2.7" x 2.3" and weighs 11.3 oz.
www.evans-lambert.com /Treasurefiles/M4502.htm   (0 words)

 The Seated Smiling Buddha : Feng Shui Shop at Dragon Gate
This is a pretty Buddha representation made of stone, and finished off with a high polish of bright eye-popping paint.
The Buddha is depicted seated, with his auspicious red robes swathed about him (except for his exposed belly and pendulous chest) and he is smiling reverently at those who looks at him.
The Buddha is here to tell us to lighten up, and remember the more important things in life.
www.dragon-gate.com /shopping/product/productDetail.asp?sku=BU039   (0 words)

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