Buddha in deep meditation. A japanese Meiji-period masterpiece.
Height: 27,3 "
Width: 20,3 "
Depth: 15,99 "
Weight: 186 lbs
790 EUR or 1010 US$
Height: 9,7 "
Width: 27,3 "
Depth: 19,5 "
Weight: 227 lbs
460 EUR or 590 US$
Made of MinerosTM sandstone, suited for outdoors
Dhyâna is a sanskrit word meaning meditation. It is the origin of the chinese word "ch'an", or japanese Zen. In this particular stone figure, Buddha is portrayed in meditation under a bodhi tree.
The iconographic marks of a buddha are the "Urna", the third eye on his forehead, and the "Ushnisha", the knot on his head, a sign of the fully developed top chakra, and unusually long ears, symbolizing life force. The Curls of hair actually represent snails, according to myth, they are to have protected Buddha's Head from the heat while he attained enlightenment.
The Dhyâna Buddha is portrayed in a pose still common today – the hands symbolize deep meditation, the right hand resting in the palm of the left, activity coming to rest within the passive. This mudra is considered to be the quintessential balance of energy within the body, creating inner peace and equipoise. The asymetrical folds of his robe are typical for the Meiji period, giving the garment a life-like, flowing feel.
The Buddha is sitting on a Lotus, symbol of purity and the buddha nature. Like a seed that develops from the amorphous slime to shining beauty and purity, so the buddha's wisdom will grow within the human conscience.
The Dhyana Buddha is available with a separate lotus throne.