Material: Sandstone Redstone statue
Dimension(HWL): 36 x 20 x 10 inch
Height: 3 ft
Characteristics of the Buddha Statue for Home:
- A fine sculpture of Protection/Blessing Buddha is s displayed above.
- The statue seen in rich white sits over a fully bloomed lotus pedestal.
- As shown above, his right hand is raised and facing outward symbolically portraying a guard.
- While the left one extended towards the palm up in the lap which means courage and offers safeness.
- Siddhartha Gautama is “Buddha” which stands for the “Awakened One”.
- Born as a monarchial Prince whose father had protected him against any kind of distress. From the time of his birth until the age of 29, he was provided everything that one could crave, looks and wealth, a beautiful wife, and a healthy son.
- He encountered sickness, old age, and death for the first time when he reached the age of 29. Shattered by what he saw Goutama learned that all beings were subject to these things, no matter how much they had of material goods and grandeur. He could no longer ignore the fact of life.
- So, he left his home forever and took up the begging bowl and staff of the Samana to seek the end of his samsara, the constant cycle of births, deaths, and rebirths.
- Gautama sat under a huge tree that was later called the “wisdom,” or “Bodhi” tree, and asserted not to leave it until he achieved the liberating understanding he sought.
- He undertook a long and challenging period of meditation that lead up to his gaining deep insights into a human necessity. Ultimately, in overpowering the tricks of the demonic Mara, he attains Nibbana (or nirvana).
- If there is a pond, pool, or water fountain in your garden plant the Buddha statue there to create the ultimate Zen ambiance.
- Pruned evergreens are great but little hills with groundcover plants are more creative if you place your statue there.
- Create natural-looking paths in your garden to lead it to the statue where you placed it.
- If you have a moist, shady area in your garden where isn’t any foot traffic, grow moss there. It’s a beautiful statue placement idea for a zen look.
- You need a lot of small stones or sand to design dry landscapes where you can exhibit your statue.
- Adding stones and pebbles in different sizes is a great way to surround your Buddha statue.
- Using subtle color contrast and bold textural differences can create the interest necessary in a minimalist garden to exhibit your statue.
- Stone lanterns shaped as pagodas are quite popular features of zen gardens, If you have one of them create a zen feel near the statue.
- Adorn your statue with evergreen plants as they usually come in different sizes with different shapes carefully mixed together.
- Start the cleaning by dampening it using a hose spray. Once it got soaked, rinse it thoroughly with a cloth or sponge.
- Let it air dry after giving a final bath.