Dharmachakra Buddha Statue with Arhats and Bodhisattvas 10"
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Dharmachakra Buddha Statue with Arhats and Bodhisattvas 10" Item #9cc21

Materials: Lost Wax Method, Copper

Origin: Hand Made in Nepal

Height: 10 inches, 25.4 cm

Width: 7 inches, 17.78 cm

Depth: 5 inches, 12.7 cm

Weight: 6 pounds

Price: $2895

Sale Price: $2605



Description

Lord Buddha is seated on a double lotus base or viswapadmasana surrounded by 16 Arhats and 10 Bodhisattvas.  On the very top/center of the piece is a small banner, one of the eight auspicious symbols, which symbolizes the victory of the dharma over the forces of ignorance. Below the Buddha are two elephants, one of the seven precious jewels or gems, which symbolize mental strength.


The name arhat or arahant means 'worthy', and it is widely applied in Buddhism to those attaining nirvana. Arhats  came to be viewed as the disciples who spread the doctrine after the Buddha's death and in Tibet they also assumed a major role as intermediaries who could assist the believer along the path to enlightenment, much in the manner of a bodhisattva. The concept originated in India, although representations are not found in Indian art, or in the art of two of the major cultures under Indian influence, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, where the name Arhats or Arahant signifies a spiritual practitioner that has realized the goal of nirvana, the culmination of the spiritual life. Such a person, having removed all causes for future becoming, is not reborn after biological death into any samsaric realm.


This sculpture is a one of a kind statue, handcrafted by the very talented artists of the beautiful Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.

About The God

Lord Buddha is seated on a double lotus base or viswapadmasana surrounded by 16 Arhats and 10 Bodhisattvas.  On the very top/center of the piece is a small banner, one of the eight auspicious symbols, which symbolizes the victory of the dharma over the forces of ignorance. Below the Buddha are two elephants, one of the seven precious jewels or gems, which symbolize mental strength.


The name arhat or arahant means 'worthy', and it is widely applied in Buddhism to those attaining nirvana. Arhats  came to be viewed as the disciples who spread the doctrine after the Buddha's death and in Tibet they also assumed a major role as intermediaries who could assist the believer along the path to enlightenment, much in the manner of a bodhisattva. The concept originated in India, although representations are not found in Indian art, or in the art of two of the major cultures under Indian influence, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, where the name Arhats or Arahant signifies a spiritual practitioner that has realized the goal of nirvana, the culmination of the spiritual life. Such a person, having removed all causes for future becoming, is not reborn after biological death into any samsaric realm.

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