Vishnu assumed this incarnation to put an end to the arrogance and oppression of the Brahmins, and to purify Hinduism from the rituals that had grown out of hand. The new doctrine which he preached as Buddha, taught that every man could deliver himself from the wheel of rebirth by means of a correct inner attitude.
Buddha is shown here seated in the lotus position.
This description by Nitin Kumar, Executive Editor, Exotic India.
Danielou, Alain. The Myths and Gods of India: Vermont, Inner Traditions International, 1991.
Jansen, Eva Rudy. The Book of Hindu Imagery, The Gods and their symbols: Holland, Binkey Kok Publishers, 1998.
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