Sakyamuni Buddha symbolizes the enlightened quality of mind, which all living beings can realize. It also symbolizes all the qualities that can only be imagined in a perfectly pure form. By training the mind, shortcomings of human existence can be overcome, and what remains is the enlightened quality of the mind. Anyone can achieve that – that is what Sakyamuni Buddha has demonstrated and passed on. His image is therefore very popular and is often used to remember and develop these illuminated properties. In many houses today one finds a meditative place with a favourite Buddha statue, surrounded by flowers, candles, scents and pictures of loved ones. It is the place where one comes to reflection and meditation every day.
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