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The term 'buddha' refers to the historical Shakyamuni Buddha along with the various buddhas mentioned in the Mahayana sutra texts. In Vajrayana Buddhism the term buddha can apply to any number of different types of deities that are enlightened. The meaning of buddha in Himalayan art is understood through the Three Definitions and the Six Topics.

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Jeff Watt 6-2011 [updated 4-2017, 12-2019, 7-2020]

(The majority of the images below are currently unidentified Buddha figures).