2/21/2005

Buddha Gautama

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Buddha, Shakyamuni, Shaka

***** Location: India, Japan, others
***** Season: Non-seasonal Topic
***** Category: Humanity


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Explanation

The historic Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, Gautama Siddharta, Siddhattha Gotama, Shakyamuni.

Gautama Buddh : FACTS in the WIKIPEDIA !





Bodh Gaya was the place, under the pipal or Bo tree, where the Buddha was enlightened after practising meditation for several years.

Ficus religiosa. Pepulbaum, Bo-Baum. Buddha-Tree
Budda-Baum

bodai no mi 菩提の実(ぼだいのみ)linden fruit
..... bodaiju no mi 菩提樹の実(ぼだいじゅのみ)
..... bodaishi 菩提子 (ぼだいし)
Tilia miqueliana
. WKD : Ficus religiosa. Pepulbaum .


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Photo: Gabi Greve, My Garden

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Prince Siddhartha, Buddham Sharanam Gachhami, Gauthama, the Buddha. There are many names for him.

Buddha's Birthday Celebrations and Haiku


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Here is a great article about the development of Buddhist Art.
exoticindiaart.com / lordbuddha

Nagarjuna's Middle Way

Nagarjuna, The Dragon Tree 龍樹 Ryuuju
by Gabi Greve



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Worldwide use

Japan

O-Shaka-sama, Shaka, Norai 釈迦様 釈迦、如来
Buddha 仏陀 hotoke 仏 佛
oshakasama
hotoke to wa
仏とは、仏教上の完全な悟りを開いた聖者。仏や菩薩、及びそれに準ずる優れた聖者や高僧仏陀。釈迦。死者。死体。死者の霊なども仏と呼ばれる。
天平勝宝5年(753)年、薬師寺にある仏足石歌碑(ぶっそくせきかひ)に刻まれた「保止気(ほとけ hotoke)」が最初とみられ、「死者shisha」の意味として用いられたのは、天暦5年(951年)の「後撰和歌集」に例がみられる。
http://gogen-allguide.com/ho/hotoke.html

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Daruma Museum
. Shaka Nyorai 釈迦如来  Gautama Buddha  


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Dead body, deceased person (hotoke 仏) and its use in haiku)


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Things found on the way



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HAIKU


a million suns
flower in the sky ~
beatific Buddhas

spring birds
came to listen ~
Amitaabha's
silent song


Narayanan Raghunathan


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釈迦の掌の生命線に春ぼこり 
shaka no sho no seimeisen ni harubokori

on the life line
in the palm of Shaka
there is spring dust


Yoshimizu Shuko (Shuuko) 吉水就子


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kiku no ka no kuraki hotoke ni hi o kenzu

杉田久女 Sugita Hisajo
1890年(明治23年)5月30日 - 1946年(昭和21年)1月21 日)

In chrysanthemum fragrance,
I offer a candle to the dark Buddha.


(Tr. Hugh Bygott)
Read a discussion of this haiku by
Hugh Bygott, Translating Haiku Forum



to the dark Buddha
amid the scent of chrysanthemums
I offer this candle


(tr. Ueda Makoto)
quoted in Translating Haiku Forum



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full moon
a glowing darkness
in her eyes

sujata's gift
an enlightened budha
on middle path

Dr. Vidur Jyoti, India, May 2008
Buddha's Birthday Celebrations


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Buddha...
handing out a lotus
in my dream

Wilfredo R. Bongcaron Manila


Chen-ou comments:
As one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols, the lotus flower represents
"the complete purification of body, speech and mind, and the blossoming of wholesome deeds in liberation."
The allusion adds religious significance and spiritual depth to the poem.


Here is my Buddha haiku:

winter sun
a homeless woman asleep
by the stone Buddha

Chen-ou Liu
Kigo Hotline, January 2011



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Related words

Flower Hall for Buddha's Birthday, Hana Midoo 花御堂 Celebration of Buddha's Birthday, Flower Festival, hanamatsuri 花祭り


Special Entries by Gabi Greve about Buddha in Japan:

***** Amida Buddha 阿弥陀如来

***** Azalea and Shaka つつじとお釈迦様

***** Buddha's Footprints (Bussokuseki)   仏足石

***** Buddha's Voice Frog 仏の声の蛙

***** Frog in Buddha's Eye 仏の目にカール君

***** Stone Buddhas .. 石仏

***** Voice of Buddha .. .. Frogs Farting :o) 。。蛙の屁

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THE INDIA SAIJIKI

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...


in the lightning
how he laughs...
Buddha!


inazuma ni kera-kera warai hotoke kana

.稲妻にけらけら笑ひ仏哉

by Issa, 1814

The statue of a Laughing Buddha seems to come to life in the lightning flash.

Tr. David Lanoue
http://cat.xula.edu/issa/
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Anonymous said...


rice seedlings--
the old Buddha's
weary face

nawashiro ya kutabire kao no furu-botoke

.苗代や草臥顔の古仏

by Issa, 1818

Tr. David Lanoue

Anonymous said...


staring at the shoots
of new bamboo...
Buddha


takenoko o mitsumete gozaru hotoke kana

.筍を見つめてござる仏哉

by Issa, 1809

Trl. David Lanoue http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

Anonymous said...

The Buddha spoke gently,
"Once a person is caught by belief in a doctrine, one loses all one's freedom.

When one becomes dogmatic, that person believes his or her doctrine is the only truth and that all other doctrines are heresy.

Disputes and conflicts all arise from narrow views.
They can extend endlessly, wasting precious time and sometimes even leading to war.
Attachment to views is the greatest impediment to the spiritual path.

Bound to narrow views, one becomes so entangled that it is no longer possible to let the door of truth open."