A seated Buddha is a representation of the founder of Buddhism, Gautama Buddha. It is believed that Gautama Buddha achieved spiritual awakening while meditating under a Bodhi tree. The word ‘buddha’ means ‘enlightened one’. To many people, the seated Buddha meaning is inner wisdom and the concentration that is needed to develop said wisdom.
Buddhas often convey their messages through hand gestures, called mudras. For example, a sitting Buddha often depicts the bhumisparsha mudra, where he points to the earth. With this sign, historical buddha showed that the ground beneath his feet was a witness of his enlightenment. Furthermore, the dhyana mudra and varada mudra are the most common hand gestures. With the dhyana, one hand rests on the other and the thumb and index finger touch each other as a symbol of knowledge. The varada is an open hand and symbolises that spiritual truth is available to anyone.
Are you interested in buying a Buddha statue? At Spiru you can also buy a statue of a Thai Buddha, Japanese Buddha, Tara Buddha, praying Buddha, medicine Buddha or heavenly Buddha. We also offer a mini Buddha statue, which is often called a happy Buddha statue or laughing Buddha. Looking for a spiritual statue? Spiru has got you covered!
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