Buddha in Dharmachakra Mudra


Buddha, the enlightend one: This sculpture shows the lord in Dharmachakra mudra. DharamaChakra means the wheel of Dharma. Thus, Dhramachakra represents the setting into motion of the wheel of teaching of the dhrama. The Dharmachakra mudra is formed when the thumb and index finger of both the hands touch at their tips to form a circle. This particular circle symbolizes the Wheel of Dharma. Similarly, this circle also means, in the metaphysical term, the union of method or Upaya and wisdom or Prajna. Both the hands are held against the chest in Vitarka, while the left hand is facing inward which covers the right hand facing outward. The three remaining fingers of both the hands remain extended and they have their own symbolic importance: The middle finger of the right hand represents the 'hearers' of the teachings of the Buddha, the index finger represents the 'realizers’ of the teachings and the little finger represents the Mahayana or 'the great vehicle. Similarly, the three extended fingers of the left hand represent the three jewels of the Buddhist principles. They are: the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. As the gesture is performed with the hands held in front of the left side of the chest, or in front of the heart, the Dharmachakra mudra represent the teachings are straight from the Buddha's heart.

Suggested Placement: In the living room or at the entrance

Note: In all its grandeur this can be custom made i.e hand sculpted over a specific time frame.

Dimension : 24"x14''

Weight in Kgs : 20

Product Code : acshpsbupt-92

Category: Pink Chalk Stone

Type: Unknown Type

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