Buddhas and Bodhisattvas Pinterest board

These images of buddhas and bodhisattvas are from various Buddhist sites on the Silk Road. In Mahāyāna Buddhism a multitude of buddhas exist alongside the historical buddha Śākyamuni. They include Maitreya, the future buddha, Aparimitāyus, a buddha associated with long life, and Vajrasattva, a buddha visualized in tantric meditation practices. In addition, deities known as bodhisattvas embody specific characteristics, such as compassion (Avalokiteśvara) and wisdom (Mañjuśrī).

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