I shot this image of glossy black Buddha in Buddha Smriti Park,
Patna…i was shunned by the glazing black statue under the sun…I went back to my research to find some amusing facts about the colours and its significance in the religion…
The principle colors involved in Buddhism are Blue, Black, White, Red, Green, and Yellow, and each — except for Black — are aligned to a specific Buddha.
Black refers to darkness and hate. Meditating upon hate, anger, and darkness may not seem like the path to peace, but the principle revolves around coming to an understanding. Learning, rather than revelling in the black of ignorance, is the path to clarity and truth. Black is often used as a reminder of conquest by not annihilation, but turning evil into good.