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Bodhisattva's Life: The Birth of Buddha, wall-painting, Cave II, Ajanta, 5th century AD

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Title: Bodhisattva's Life: The Birth of Buddha, wall-painting, Cave II, Ajanta, 5th century AD
Author(s): Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Buddhism, Background: Bodhisattva's life, Buddha's message, Growth of Buddhism, Buddhist Pantheon;architecture;murals;book scan
Description: Upon being told that the Bodhisattva had been born in the Lumbini Garden for the salvation of the world, Asita, a sage dwelling in the Himalayas, hastened to Kapilavastu and asked Suddhodana to show him the child, whom he predicted would be a perfectly accomplished Buddha. He wept at the thought that he himself would not live long enough to hear his doctrine and advised his nephew, Naradatta, to become a disciple of Buddha.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3726


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