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Subject: Six Essential Buddha Topics

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Six Essential Buddha Topics:
1. Shakyamuni Buddha depictions & stories: Life-story, Jataka, Avadana.
2. Shakyamuni & Students (arhats) & Four Guardian Kings that are depicted with him.
3. Other Buddhas: Amitabha, Medicine Buddha, etc.
4. Five Symbolic Buddhas (Tantric context).
5. Buddhas that don't have Buddha appearance: Vajradhara, Vajrasattva, etc.
6. Buddha-like figures: Tonpa Shenrab, Jain Jinas, Avatar Buddha (Vishnu), Nagarjuna, etc.


Jeff Watt [updated 4-2017]