Thai Buddha, Small

This white resin figurine of Gautama Buddha, shows the Buddha seated as the Bhaisajyaguru or Medicine Buddha.

Buddha Figurine

 

~ Bhaisajyaguru or Medicine Buddha ~

 

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

 

Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

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The Medicine Buddha is depicted in paintings having blue skin, but whether shown in statue or painted form, the right hand is held facing downward with fingers extended toward the ground, palm facing outward toward the viewer, a bowl of herbs rests in the left hand upon the lap.

It is believed by the Tibetans that the Buddha was responsible for delivering the knowledge of medicine to the people of the world, and in fact the right hand facing outward signifies “granting a boon” (meaning, giving a blessing) to mankind. This is a common hand gesture amongst both Buddhist and Hindu statues.

The Medicine Buddha is venerated by those seeking health, and is more commonly found in the Buddhist temples and communities of Nepal and Tibet.

 

Measurements: Height - 55mm