Mounted Antique Thai Style Southeast Asia Bronze Thai Teaching Hand - 34cm/14"
Measures (Height) 34cm/14"
An antique Thai style hand from Thailand. The fingers are posed in a gesture of wisdom or teaching. The finger and thumb held together.
This gesture, known as the Dharmachakra Mudra, is the turning of the wheel of Dharma, symbolizing the Buddha's commencement of his teaching mission.
With its iconic gesture of turning the wheel of Dharma, this beautiful hand encapsulates the essence of Buddhist philosophy and practice. It represents the Buddha's profound realization of the nature of suffering and his compassionate mission to guide others toward liberation. The symbolism of this image serves as a source of inspiration and guidance for Buddhist practitioners worldwide, reminding them of the path of wisdom, compassion, and inner transformation that leads to the ultimate goal of enlightenment and liberation from suffering.
A Mandala decorates the palm of the hand, a symbol of meditation and serenity.
In various spiritual traditions, mandalas can be used to focus the attention of practitioners and adepts, as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space and as an aid to meditation. In the Eastern religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Shinto it is used as a map representing deities, or especially in the case of Shinto, paradises, kami or actual shrines.
A mandala generally represents the spiritual journey, starting from outside to the inner core, through layers.
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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In the rich cultural and religious tapestry of Thai Buddhism, Wats and Chedis emerge as distinctive expressions of spiritual devotion and architectural brilliance.
Wats, with their expansive temple complexes, embody the communal and educational aspects of Buddhism.
Chedis, with their symbolic designs and spiritual significance, stand as timeless monuments to the path of enlightenment.