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The eyes of the Buddha

The Buddha, famous throughout the world as the light of Asia, has been the symbol of peace, harmony, wisdom and consciousness. A prince in his early days, he left the happiness of the palace to seek the truth and the meaning of life.

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After years of meditation and traveling as an ascetic from place to place, he achieved enlightenment or enlightenment. He then taught and imparted his knowledge to many disciples and helped them know the true meaning of life and the happiness they could obtain after knowing the right purpose.

These teachings later became the basic tenets of a religion, Buddhism, which became one of the greatest religions in the world.

Buddhism gradually spread throughout the Asian continent, but it adapted the local culture instead of making people accept the home culture of Buddhism. This is probably one of the main reasons why people embrace Buddhism with ease. This also allowed Buddhist art to flourish in these regions.

Countries like Burma, China, Japan, Thailand, Nepal, Japan, etc. have their own styles and variations of Buddhist arts.

Although they varied in styles, the symbols and meanings of this Buddhist art remained somewhat similar for all Buddha statues and Buddha images from these regions. One such symbol whose meanings have been the same is the eyes of the Buddha.

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Meaning of Buddha's eyes

On virtually all Buddha statues, Buddha heads and Buddha Stupas (Buddhist shrines) from countries like India, Nepal, Thailand, Burma, China and others, there are pairs of eyes that look as if in a state of meditation, and are enriched with a spiritual aura.

This style has been a model for various generations of artists while depicting them in various Buddha heads and Buddha images.

In Buddhism, there are two kinds of eyes, first the inner eyes or eyes of wisdom, which see the world of Dhamma, which is also known as the third eye of the Buddha, while the other is called the external eyes which is also called as material eyes which sees the external world.

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Therefore, it can be easily seen and understood that the eyes in Buddha statues and Buddha heads are also of two kinds. The material eyes are the two eyes which see the outer world while the inner eyes, or the one who sees the Dhamma is the one in the middle of the two material eyes. This inner eye is also known as the urna.

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The eyes of the Stupas

In the stupas, there are pairs of giant eyes looking out from all four sides of the main tower of the stupa. These are also known as the eyes of Buddha and the eyes of wisdom. The eyes of the Buddha in the stupa symbolize the Buddha's ability to see everything.

So according to Buddhism we can say that if we are wise we can see beyond material things. What we see then is the truth. The world is in confusion now because people are not using their Eye of Wisdom to see things.

People are distracted and deceived by greed, hatred and ignorance. These desires mix them up, or bring them down and then lead us to suffering. People become distressed, depressed, anxious and in pain. These things can be called the darkness of life. Only wisdom will lead the world out of darkness.

"Buddha's eye" jewelry

The Buddha jewelry are numerous and most of the time provide protective benefits. Buddha's eye restores balance to body, mind and soul. A perfect piece of jewelry for the difficult trials of life.

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