Buddha with Dharmachakra Mudra

(tib: sangye / lit: "the awakened one" or "the enlightened one")

Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual teacher from ancient India who founded Buddhism. In most Buddhist traditions, he is regarded as the Supreme Buddha (P. sammasambuddha, S. Samyaksambuddha) of our age, “ Buddha” meaning “awakened one” or “the enlightened one”.

After Buddhas enlightenment, he gave the first teachings “The Four Noble Truths” at Deer Park (now called Sarnath) in Varnasi, India.

This Mudra represents this important event called setting into motion the wheel of the teaching of the Dharma. Dharmachakra in Sanskrit, also referred to as “Turning the wheel of Dharma”.

The thumb and index finger of both hands touch at their tips to form a circle which represents the Wheel of Dharma, as well as the union of Method and Wisdom on the highest level. The three fingers on the right hand represent the three vehicles of buddhas teaching: the middle finger - the hearers of the teachings, the ring finger - solitary realizers, and the little finger – Mahayana or Great Vehicle.

The three fingers on the left hand represent The Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma, Sangha). The hands are held in front of the heart symbolizing that these teachings come straight from the Buddha's heart.

Meditating on the Buddha develops all qualities of enlightenment and the realization that your nature and Buddha's nature are one and the same.

Material: Crystal | Dimensions: 4”x 4”x 3/4” | Weight: 1 lb

Price: $108.00 (includes legs)

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