(SOLD) Large Lalita Asana Wood Buddha Statue 62"
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(SOLD) Large Lalita Asana Wood Buddha Statue 62" Item #4b9

Materials: Hand Carved Wood

Origin: Made in Bali, Indonesia

Height: 62 inches

Width: 25 inches

Depth: 16 inches

Weight: 262 pounds

Statue Sold

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Description

Hand carved by a master craftsman, this Buddha statue is shown in lalita asana.  In his right hand he holds a string of prayer beads  also known as malas.  Malas are a symbol of the never ending cycle.  This finely carved piece glows with a spiritual aura.  Lord Buddha wears beautiful flowing robes and is seated on a throne of tiered water lilies with blooming lotus flowers.  Lord Buddha smiles at the world, while his eyelids are contemplatively lowered in serene meditation.

The visual appeal and variation of colors in the wood grain is absolutely gorgeous!!!

This sculpture is entirely hand carved in Bali, Indonesia.  Every piece is truly unique!


About The God

The Buddha, whose original name was Siddhartha Gautama, was the founder of Buddhism, the philosophical system that produced a great culture throughout much of southern and eastern Asia.  Buddha, meaning "awakened one" or "enlightened one" is a title not a name.  In Hindu Dogma,  Buddha is viewed as being the 9th avatar or incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu.

The Buddha was a son of the rulers Shakyas.  He was married at the age of 16 and lived in luxury and comfort sheltered from the harsh realities of life.  When he was 29 he realized that men are subject to old age, sickness and death.  He became aware of the suffering inherent in existence.  He resolved to give up princely life and become a wandering ascetic (samana) in search for the Truth. 

With the samanas he attained mystical states of elevated consciousness but he failed to find the Truth.  He continued his search and was joined by five ascetics in a grove near Uruvela, where he practiced severe austerities and self-mortification for six years.  When he fainted in weakness, he abandoned ascetic practices to seek his own path to Enlightenment.  Discarding the teachings of his contemporaries, through meditation he achieved Enlightenment, or ultimate understanding.  Thereafter the Buddha instructed his followers in the dharma (truth) and the "Middle Way" a path between worldly life and extremes of self-denial.

The essence of the Buddha's early preaching was said to be the four Noble truths:

1) Life is fundamentally disappointment and suffering.
2) Suffering is a result of one's desires for pleasure, power, and continued existence.
3) To stop disappointment and suffering on must stop desiring.
4) The way to stop desiring and thus suffering is the Noble Eight Fold Path - right views, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right awareness and right concentration.

The realization of the truth of anatman (no eternal self) was taught as essential for the indescribable state of release called nirvana.

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