In general, Buddha means Awakened One, someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they really are. Siddhartha Gautama, who would one day become known as Buddha, lived in Nepal during the 6th 4th century B.C. While scholars agree that he did in fact live, events of his life are still debated. According to the most widely known story of his life, after experimenting with different teachings for years, and finding none of them acceptable, Gautama spent a fateful night in deep meditation. During his meditation, all of the answers he had been seeking became clear, and achieved full awareness, thereby becoming Buddha. Here is a collection skilfully crafted from premium grade stainless steel, generously gold plated and representing the symbol of Gautama, the Buddha is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in world history, and his teachings have affected many.