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Shakyamuni Earth Buddha, 10.5”Tall. Cast in bonded bronze. Amazing detail, incredible grounding energy for your home or meditation or yoga room. 🙏🙏🙏
Earth Buddha sits in meditation with his left palm facing the sky on his lap, whilst his right hand is outstretched to touch the earth. A statue in this pose signifies Buddha’s spiritual awakening or enlightenment.Witness story is important as it teaches us that nothing exists independently. We live in a world where we interact with the other beings, nature, and the elements.
The existence of all things on earth is interdependent. Buddha believes that we are not separate from the earth, nature and other beings - that it is ignorant for us to separate ourselves as we human beings depend on earth, air water and other forms of life to live. Our existence depends on these things, but these things also exist because of our interconnected existence. In a sense, when the earth confirmed the Buddha's enlightenment, the earth was confirming itself, and the Buddha was confirming himself.
Buddhism is a deep religion, comprising of hundreds of schools of thought, with many texts and Suttas. However, at the core of it, people find that many of the teachings of Buddha to be relevant and helpful to their lives, whether they agree on the fine details of Buddhism or its teachings.
A Buddha statue reminds us of spiritual practices. It reminds us of any practice of serenity within oneself, focusing on the positive and whilst overcoming negative emotions and thoughts. This goes far beyond religion, a Buddha statue also represents a school of thought, a practice of looking into oneself, that a lot of people resonate with in the world. 🙏🙏🙏