This large ceramic figurine of Gautama Buddha, shows the Buddha seated holding an alms bowl or "begging" bowl.
~ Alms Bowl Buddha or
Begging 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 Buddha holds an alms bowl in both hands, with arms bent at the. This symbolizes the first morning after visiting his father at Kapilavastu. In the morning the Buddha went out to receive alms in the city.
This posture signifies compassion and caring for all beings. Contrary to what many think, monks (and the Buddha) did NOT beg for food, instead, they collected alms. The difference is that collecting alms allows for those giving the alms to make merit (meaning, to acquire good karma).
Devout Buddhists in Asia will prepare and give food to monks in the morning on their alms rounds.
Measurements: Height - 360mm
(Suitable for Outdoors)