The Quiet, Dhyani Buddha
The Buddha is steeped in dhyana. His poorna padmasana causes His robe to gather in wave-like pleats around His long, gracious limbs._x000D_The composure of His countenance is one of equanimity, egolessness, and desirelessness. So skilfully polished is the skin on the large lids of thos shut eyes and the half-bared torso, that it glows with a finish only possible for the medium of wood._x000D_His curls crop close on His albatross brow. The lobes of His large ears touch and blend in with His broad, princely shoulders._x000D_The mudra of His hands stand for the cyclical (chakra) nature of dharma. In fact, whilst delivering the historic Sarnath sermon, He had assumed the dharmachakra mudra to convey its gravity._x000D_The calm, seated figure is flanked by a pair of miniature stupas, which contain a world of blessings and prayers already answered._x000D_The pedestal the Lord is seated on is engraved with lotus petals. The symbol of compassion, each petal and the space between petals have been carved with skillful attention to detail. It is propped up on three-tiered legs that resemble the shape of Tibetan Buddhist stupas._x000D_From the Lord’s halo emerges a plethora of snakes, the viciousness of their presence neutralised by the gentle hamsas on the edge of the aureole._x000D_The gorgeous latticeworked aureole, with its curvaceous tendrils and leafy protrusions, completes the composition.
8.60 inch Height x 6.00 inch Width x 2.70 inch Depth