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Buda històric Sakyamuni en dejuni

Fasting Historical Buddha Sakyamuni

This image, typical of the art of Gandhara, represents the historical Buddha Siddhartha Gautama, also known as ¿¿kyamuni, who lived between the 6th and 5th centuries before Christ. ¿¿kyamuni is shown here affected by the consequences of the six years in which he subjected himself to extreme asceticism, in other words, the repression of pleasures, vices and material needs and the voluntary impositi…