Antique Sri Lanka Style Bronze Seated Meditation Buddha Statue - 21cm/8"
Measures – (Height) 21cm/8”
Antique Sri Lanka style bronze Meditation Buddha seated in the lotus or Padmasana postion, with each foot placed on the opposite thigh. His robes cascade fluidly from his left shoulder.
The Buddha is seated in the Dhyana mudrā or 'Meditation Position'. The Dhyana Mudra promotes the energy of meditation, deep contemplation and unity with higher energy. Seated in the half lotus position the large ushnisha protuberance on top of his head symbolizes his high level of spiritual development.
The Buddha has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow. His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings. Each detail is rendered perfectly.
The distinctive patina of the piece is also particularly delightful.
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Buddha’s teachings are known as “dharma.” Buddhism teaches that wisdom, kindness, patience, generosity and compassion are important virtues.
Here we discuss the meaning behind the dharmachakra mudra or Teaching Buddha.