1) The city of Sodom was destroyed by God due to the sinful behaviour of its citizens. You can read the full story here. 2) “Shakyamuni” is one title Siddhartha Gautama’s (“The historical Buddha”). 3) “Vairocana” is a celestial Buddha and seems to be the embodiment of the Buddhist concept of “Sunyata” (Emptiness/Voidness). 4) “Sutra” is the sanskrit word for string or thread and refers to canonical scriptures which are regarded as oral teachings of the Gautama Buddha in Buddhism. 5) “Hommage to the Three Jewels” refers to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.