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The Meaning behind the Dhyana Meditation Buddha Statues

Posted by kaviiks on September 9, 2008

Many sitting Buddha statues are created based on the Dhyana mudra.

Many sitting Buddha statues are created based on the Dhyana mudra.

The images and forms of the various Buddha postures were reportedly not conceived until several years after the life of the Lord Gautama Buddha. These intricate and spiritual forms emerged during the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D. in India. Each of the forms is considered sacred and possessing spiritual meaning and insight. There are many statues of Buddha in the market, each made for either home or garden use. The meditating Buddha statues are statues that highlight the Dhyana mudra. When performing this form, Buddha can be seen sitting in the half lotus or full-lotus forms which highlights tightly crossed legs, a meditating form common among Indian yogis. The meditating Buddha performing the Dhyana mudra has both hands in the lap with palms upward. The right hand is on top of the left hand. It indicates the perfect balance of thought, rest of the senses, and tranquility.

The Dhyana mudra illustrates the concentration on the Good Law and the attainment of spiritual perfection. In some images, Buddha is highlighted with the thumbs from both hands touching at the tips and creating a mystical triangle. This mystical triangle represents the Three Jewels which highlights Buddha the Enlightened One, Dharma which highlights the teachings of Buddha and the Sangha which makes up the followers practicing the Good Way.
Our Buddha statues featuring this form of the Mudra are located at the following url:
Written by Elaine T. for Kaviik’s Accents
© 2008 Kaviik’s Accents Inc. All Rights Reserved


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