Sitting Buddha on Lotus Stand

item number: buddhaBI-010n

This content Buddha sits on a lotus blossom stand.

This Buddha is in the Dhyana Asana (sitting position).  The meditative pose is also called padmasana.  In this position the legs are crossed closely with the soles of both feet visible.  This Buddha's hands are in Vitarka Mudra -- the Mudra of Teaching.  In this gesture the tips of thumb and index finger touch forming a circle.  All other fingers are extended upwards.  This is a mystic gesture (from "Short Description of Gods, Goddesses and Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal").   Vitarka mudra is interpreted as the hand gesture that evokes the energy of teaching and intellectual discussion, or argument. It mostly feels like the transmission of a particular teaching with no words, and the circle formed by the thumb and index finger creates a constant flow of energy/information.

In natural suar wood.


11w x 17.5"h (approximate/size varies due to the handmade nature of this Buddha)

"Absolutely Beautiful!!!! Hand carved in wood with rich tones, much larger than I expected!!! And the shipping came earlier than stated - I love this statue, highly recommend this site for quality deities, I'll be ordering the Quan Yin next. Thank you soooooo much Brilliant Imports this is such an awesome addition to my shrine - NAMASTE!!!" - Cheryl the Artist, Philadelphia, PA


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