Antique Chinese Style Seated Bronze Teaching Buddha Statue - 35cm/14"
Measures - (Height) 35cm/14"
An antique Chinese style Buddha seated in the dharmachakra or teaching mudra.
This lovely Buddha is seated in the lotus or Padmasana position, with each foot placed on the opposite thigh and hands raised in the dharmachakra or Teaching mudra. His robes cascade fluidly from his left shoulder. His robe is draped to leave the right shoulder bare, and a portion of the garment that covers the left wrist falls behind the figure. The lower hem of the robe comes all the way down so that the undercloth or skirt is completely covered.
The Buddha is seated in the lotus position with his hand raised in front of his chest in the dharmachakra mudra. In sanskrit dharmachakra means the 'Wheel of Dharma'. This mudra symbolises one of the most important moments in the life of Buddha, the occasion when he preached to his companions the first sermon after his Enlightenment in the Deer Park at Sarnath. It therefore denotes the setting into motion of the Wheel of the teaching of the Dharma. In this mudra the thumb and index finger of both hands touch at their tips to form a circle. This circle represents the Wheel of Dharma, or in metaphysical terms, the union of method and wisdom.
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Who is the Hindu God Brahma? Brahma was responsible for the creation of the universe and all its creatures. Alongside this, he is considered to be the god of knowledge and of the Vedas (ancient texts.)