In honor of his achievements this masterpiece Gautama Buddha statue is depicted in the Bhumisparsha “Earth Touching” mudra. This is because it celebrates overcoming immense pressure from the temptations of evil. While meditating under the Bodhi tree on the verge of enlightenment, he was set upon by Mara with worldly temptations. However, Mara’s efforts of persuasion were in vain and Mara was permanently defeated. Gautama Buddha then called on the earth goddess as a witness.
The earth goddess arrived and washed away the demon. As a result, Gautama Buddha became the first enlightened being of our time. However, Gautama Buddha did not leave his followers behind. Instead, he stayed with them to help others follow the path to enlightenment.
This 52.5cm gold gilded Masterpiece Gautama Buddha statue sits in full lotus pose on a double lotus pedestal. The lotus flower is a symbol of Gautama Buddha because the Buddha rose above the vicissitudes of samsara to obtain enlightenment. Metaphorically speaking, the lotus grows from the bottom of a pond to rise out of the muddy water and blossom in the clean air and sunshine. Additionally, the alms bowl of a monastic monk rests in the palm of his hand. Inside this bowl lies the three nectars which Gautama Buddha used to overcome the evil demon and the defilements.
Gautama Buddha Statue Importance
Our masterpiece Gautama Buddha statue represents the original Buddha. Indeed, he earned the title “Sammasambuddha” because he discovered the Dharma path on his own and obtained access to Nirvana. Additionally, he taught all of his followers how to realize enlightenment. Therefore, all subsequent Buddhas and the sangha have followed in his footsteps.
Gautama Buddha was the father of the original Buddhist ideology. As a result of its subsequent acceptance and popularity, it has spread far from its origins. Indeed, the original teachings of the Buddha gave rise to Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. Read more about Gautama Buddha here.