Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in northeastern India sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE.
Some religions claim that their founder could perform miracles and that this is proof of his or her unique divinity. But there are problems with this position. Firstly, it requires denying the reality of the miracles claimed by other religions. As the miracles done by one religious founder are often just as well attested and often the same as or similar to those supposedly done by another, the claim that one founder was divine and the others were not, is unconvincing. Secondly, history offers many examples of individuals with miraculous powers who later turned out to be only too human.
This being the case, the link between miraculous abilities and divinity or divine favor is a tenuous one. Buddhism has always pointed out that Devadatta, the Buddha's ambitious and scheming cousin, developed his psychic powers to a very high degree. From the Buddhist perspective, being able to perform a miracle is no proof of moral or spiritual perfection. And lastly, unusual occurrences, if genuine, are much more likely to be due to an individual's psychic abilities than they are to divine power. This, at least, is the Buddhist position.
While the Buddha accepted the possibility of miracles, he had a rather skeptical attitude towards most of the supposed miracles reported to him. Once, somebody asked him to perform a miracle so that `even more people will have faith in you'. The Buddha replied that there were miracles which thoughtful or skeptical people would have doubts about. There was, however, a miracle that all could have confidence in, what he called `the miracle of instruction' (anusàsàni pàñihàriya).
This beautiful Buddha pendant is made of pure obsidian. It is beautifully crafted in intricate carved detail.
Carved Obsidian Pendant
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