Rishi Statue - Antique Khmer Style Seated Bronze Rishi or Wise Man - 17cm/7"
Measures (Height) 17cm/7"
An antique Khmer style figure of Rishi, a wise man, from Cambodia.
In the vast tapestry of Hindu spirituality, the figure of the Rishi holds a place of profound significance. These wise men, seers, and sages play a crucial role in preserving and disseminating ancient knowledge, embodying the wisdom that forms the bedrock of Hindu philosophy.
A Rishi is an accomplished and enlightened person - a wise man. They find mentions in various Vedic texts. Rishis are believed to have composed hymns of the Vedas. The Post-Vedic tradition of Hinduism regards the Rishis as 'great Yogis' or 'sages' who after intense meditation realized the supreme truth and eternal knowledge.
The term "Rishi" is derived from the Sanskrit root "rish," meaning to see, perceive, or know. Rishis are revered as seers who gained profound insight through meditation, contemplation, and a deep connection with the divine. Their wisdom extends beyond mere intellectual knowledge to a direct experience of spiritual truths.
Here Rishi is sat in Meditation pose, also known as the Dhyana Mudra or Samadhi Mudra. This iconic pose demonstrates contemplative and meditative practices. This image holds deep significance, conveying essential teachings and embodying the virtues of inner peace, mindfulness, and spiritual reflection.
The face with wise features is surmounted by a cylindrical headdress adorned with a meditating Amitabha Buddha.
In the rich tapestry of Hindu tradition, the Rishi emerges as a luminous thread, weaving together the spiritual and philosophical heritage of ancient wisdom. Their ascetic lifestyles, mastery of yogic practices, and profound insights make them not only guardians of knowledge but also living embodiments of the timeless truths that guide seekers on the path of enlightenment.
As we delve into the stories and teachings of these wise seers, we find a source of inspiration and guidance, inviting us to explore the boundless realms of spiritual understanding.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to bring serenity to your home, office or sacred place. We have other Hindu & Buddhist statues available.
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