Soap Stone Snake Sitting Buddha Statue 12 inch (1 ft approx.) . The mudra display in the statue is a fusion of both meditation and dharma chakra which makes this piece unique. This compact design is something you can treasure for life.
Material: Soapstone/Pink stone
Height: 1 ft (approx.)
Dimension(HWL): 12 x 6 x 3.5 inch
Buddha means “a person who is awake”, awake here means waken of reality. He is the founder of Buddhism. Born in a royal family raised in all luxury and opulence Lord Buddha was unaware of any bitter truth of outside world suffering until the age of 29. He was married and had a son. Lord Buddha one day on his way to Kapila Vastu when he encountered three aspects of life an old man, a sick, and the dead. these scenes make him disturbed as he realized that these are the universal fates of all humans where no one can escape. No wealth or pleasure will prevent him from also getting old, sick, and dead. He also saw a holy sage who was walking on the road, even after renouncing the pleasure of the world, he was looking very calm and peaceful from his face. This made Buddha find a solution to the suffering, human face. He gave up his lavish princely life and left to search for the quest.For six years he has adopted many practices, extreme starvation, self-deprivation but found no result, he finally sat beneath a Bodhi tree near Bodh Gaya where he achieve enlightenment. He spent the rest of his life teaching others about the path to achieving the spiritual stage as him. During the meditation, their heavy rainfall came and Lord Buddha was about to sweep away in the floodwater, there is when a seven head snake saw this and wrapped around him his coil and uplifted him from the flood, and spread the hood over the head of Lord Buddha to protect him.The above statue depicts the moment where the seven-headed snake was in his protection, Lord buddha is seen sitting in the coil of the serpent in a double lotus pose. Both hands are held near the chest forming a circle with the thumb and index of both hands. The circle represents the wheel of Dharma. A dharma wheel has three basic parts
, the hub, the rim, and the spokes.
- Hub: Moral discipline.
- Rim: Meditative concentration and mindfulness.
- Spokes: If a wheel has four spokes it represents the four noble truths and if the wheel has eight spokes it represents the eightfold part.
This form of Buddha is also known as Dharmachakra Buddha. which means the wheel of Dharma. Lord Buddha’s first sermon was based on the four noble truths and the eightfold part.
Beneficial for people seeking academic and spiritual growth in their life. As it represents wisdom and intellectual it improves the peacefulness and calmness in the surrounding. It can be a perfect gifting option for your dear ones.
Placement: Northeast or southwest is favorable to place teaching Buddha statue. Always face him east while placing.
Care: Nonporous materials like soapstone is easy to keep clean. Dusting should be done using a cloth or broom.