Material: Soapstone/Pink stone
Dimension(HWL): 10 x 5.5 x 2.5 inch
Weight: 10 kg
Born into a royal family, privileged with all luxury and opulence Lord Buddha was away from any kind of reality of harsh life. he was a father of a son. By the age of 29, everything was going as smooth as before, but one day while on the way to Kapilavastu Lord buddha, came across three aspects of life the old, the sick, and the dead. These seen trouble him and make him think does his wealth will prevent him from facing these phases. While returning on the way to the palace he came across a monk, who was walking peacefully down the road. These experiences changed Buddhas looking into life and he left all the luxury and royal life in search of illumination. Which he found at 35, through deep meditation and concentration in Bodh Gaya under a Bodhi tree. He began teaching all his life the four noble truths to others, and the path to achieving enlightenment.
The teaching statue of Lord Buddha is widely known as Dharma chakra Buddha. In this pose Lord Buddha is seen sitting on a lotus in the Vajrasana pose, the lotus signifies the hardship of growing even after in dirty water yielding into a beautiful flower. likewise human also has the potential to overcome pain and get enlightenment. Both his hands are held near the chest, symbolizing the teachings are coming directly from the heart. Forming a circle with the index and thumb of both the hands denotes the (Dharma chakra) “Wheel of Dharma”. The word Dharma means “righteousness” and chakra means ” universe” coining together it depicts universal righteousness order.
The remaining fingers of the two hands remain extended. Each of them has some significance like the middle finger of the right hand denotes the listener of the teaching. The ring finger symbolizes the solitary Buddha (who independently achieves liberation), the little finger denotes Mahayana Buddhism. The other three fingers of the left hand denote the gems of Buddhism fist the Buddha, The Dharma (teachings), and the Sangha (the spiritual community).
Lord Buddha’s teaching posture is a reflection of pure wisdom and spirituality, so people seeking spiritual growth in life should consider keeping a teaching Buddha in their space. Also, teaching Buddha is beneficial for people’s desire to achieve academic success.
Placement: As it invites growth and enlightenment keeping the statue at the Northeast corner will be favorable for academic and spiritual development. Where ever you want to keep him at the office or home make sure to face him east always. It will be an ideal spiritual gift for your loved ones.
Care: Soapstone is a nonporous material so the advantage of cleaning the statue is extremely easy. Use a cloth or broom to wipe down the surface which is enough to keep the glaze of the statue.