Tibetan Silver Buddha Pendant suspended from a silver plated necklace chain with lobster clasp closure. Perfect gift for those into Meditation and Zen Jewelry Designs - The Buddha Head is Dimensional and measures 28mm x 17mm (1-1/8-inches tall x 11/16" wide, excluding attached jump-ring - All Lead/Nickel-free metals used - Sold by Necklace.
In about the sixth century B.C. Siddhartha Gautama was born into a royal family. When he was a young adult his experiences with the outside world drove him to seek out a greater understanding of life and spiritual fulfillment. Through seeking guidance and meditation, Siddhartha achieved Enlightenment. From that point, he was known as the Buddha, which means 'Enlightened One'. For the rest of his life, the Buddha traveled great distances teaching people about one path to salvation. After the Buddha's death, his pupils continued to spread his teachings. Buddhism developed at a time when Hinduism, the most widespread religion in India, had become tightly controlled by priests and the upper classes. Buddhism offered hope and access to spiritual understanding and satisfaction to ordinary people. Throughout the world today, people still follow the teachings of the Buddha.