(SOLD) Gold Plated Medicine Buddha Statue 12"
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(SOLD) Gold Plated Medicine Buddha Statue 12" Item #6n2

Materials: Lost Wax Method, 24k Gold Plated Copper, Gold Painted Face

Origin: Made in Nepal

Tibetan Name: Sanggye Menla

Height: 12 inches

Width: 9.5 inches

Depth: 7 inches

Weight: 8 pounds

Statue Sold

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Description

"The smiling serenity of Lord Buddha's face is absolutely breathtaking!"
Brenda, Dharma Sculpture

This lovely rendition of the Medicine Buddha is also known as Bhaisajyaguru Tathagata or the Healing Buddha.  The Medicine Buddha is seated in dhyana asana or meditative pose, also called padmasana.  In this position, the legs are crossed, closely locked with the soles of both feet visible.  In his right hand he holds a sprig of chebulic myrolaban, whose fruits are considered a panacea in both Ayurvedic and Tibetan medicine.  His bowl contains three forms of healing ambrosia to cure disease, prolong lifespan and illuminate the mind.

Lord Buddha is neither creator or judge, but one whose example offers a path towards self-realization, a path predicated upon the believer's capacity to overcome ego and cravings.  Central to the Buddha's message is the gaining of wisdom, which consists of limitless compassion for others as well as the ability to move towards the ultimate goal of freedom from suffering, craving and delusion.

The face of the Buddha is painted with a 24k gold mixture.  The gold  is crushed into a powder and then made into a paste.  The gold paste is mixed with an organic paint mixture then used to paint the most important part of any Buddha statue; the face.

He is seated on a double lotus throne, the lotus being an emblem of purity.


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