Sidharta Gautama, also known as the Buddha, was the founder of Buddhism. He grew up as Sidharta Gautama, an Indian prince. His father protected him from misery and suffering by supplying him with every luxury and want he desired. After leaving the palace, he discovered suffering and ran away and meditated under a tree for a very long time. Eventually he came to enlightenment, and was given the title the Buddha, or the enlightened one. To Hindus, Buddha is the ninth avatar of the god Vishnu, while to Buddhists he is viewed as a teacher.
In 1938, Indiana Jones searched for the Covenant in Afghanistan, and traveled to the larger of the Buddhas — known as the Colossus of Bamian — where a unit of the Japanese Imperial Army camped hoping to find the relic and use it to strengthen their hold over Asia. However, the Covenant was got destroyed in Jones and the Japanese's efforts to claim it.
- Indiana Jones: Thunder in the Orient (Mentioned only)
- Indiana Jones Explores Ancient Rome
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Sourcebook
- Eastern Spirituality - The Road to Enlightenment (Non-fiction source)