Mounted Antique Khmer Style Bronze Hand & Lotus Bud - 43cm/17"
Measures (Height) 43cm/17"
An antique Khmer style hand from Cambodia. The hand holds a lotus flower.
Buddhism, a philosophy and way of life that has captivated millions around the world, is adorned with a rich tapestry of symbols that convey profound spiritual meanings. Among these symbols, the lotus flower stands out as an emblem of purity, enlightenment, and spiritual rebirth.
The lotus flower represents the attaining of enlightenment and the ultimate fulfilment that follows. This symbol is heavily used in Eastern religions, which is why it can appear as both a held item or a seat. Some say that as the lotus flower grows in dirty water but becomes something beautiful, it demonstrates how we must forget our attachments to the material world around us and focus on our inner spirituality in order to seek happiness.
In Buddhist art, the lotus is often depicted as a radiant and untainted flower, symbolizing the purity of heart and mind that one aspires to achieve through the practice of mindfulness, meditation, and ethical living.
A further essential teaching that the lotus imparts in Buddhism is the concept of embracing imperfection. Despite its emergence from murky waters, the lotus blooms with unparalleled beauty. This dual nature of the lotus represents the idea that beauty and purity can arise from difficult and imperfect circumstances. Buddhists are encouraged to navigate the challenges of life with grace and equanimity, much like the lotus rising above the mud.
The lotus flower, with its symbolic richness, offers a profound lens through which Buddhists contemplate the nature of existence, the path to enlightenment, and the beauty that can arise from adversity.
As practitioners embark on their spiritual journey, the lotus stands as a timeless reminder of the transformative power of purity, the cyclical nature of life, and the potential for spiritual rebirth.
In the serene elegance of the lotus, Buddhists find not just a symbol, but a living testament to the enduring beauty that emerges from the depths of the human spirit.
The hand is mounted on a wood base.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add serenity to your home, office or sacred space.
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