Bronze idol of Gautama Buddha , seated in the Padmasana Posture. He is the founder of Buddhism and is venerated as one of the Tirthankaras, the prophets of Jainism. Buddha has always been associated with calmness, shielding his power. Though many people worship him as a god, actual Buddhism extols him as a Guru who can show us the true path to attaining Nirvana. Buddha idols and imagery in our presence can infuse us with peace and ability to handle critical tasks with ease and clarity. They cleanse our minds from becoming murky with temporary troubles.