If you ever have visited a temple (or “Wat”) in Thailand, you may have noticed that the Buddha is depicted in a standing, seated or lying position.
In some temples you can even observe seven (sometimes even eight) statues of Buddha, lined up next to each other, often with an offerings’ bowl placed in front of each statue.
What is the meaning of these postures of Buddha? May people see those, without knowing what is the meaning of these statues.
Each statue represents a day of the week, and one must pay tribute to the statue representing the day of his/her birth. There are of course more than seven postures of Buddha.
The statue of the Monday Buddha (Phra Tawai Neth) consists in a standing Buddha, the right hand raised at the level of the shoulders, with stretched palm and fingers (the mudra abhaya), or sometimes both hands.
Dimensions; 1.7X1.7 cm
This statue represent Buddha pacifying his parents.
When Buddha returned from heaven three months later, his parents were arguing their rights regarding the water flowing through their lands. Buddha persuaded them to make compromises.
The image of the Friday Buddha (Phra Rum Peung ) stands with both arms folded on the chest, the right hand covering the left.
Shortly after reaching enlightenment, while remaining under a Banyan tree, Buddha declared that it was too difficult for ordinary people to understand the dharma and put it into practice. He took a comed up to teach Dharma."
This Dharma that I found is profound, difficult to see, difficult to understand, it is peaceful, sublime, beyond the sphere of simple, subtle reasoning, to be experienced by the wise. But this generation takes pleasure in attachment, rejoices in attachment, rejoices in attachment and as such, it is difficult for them to see this truth, namely ... nirvana."
However, in his great goodness, he clearly understood that living beings all possess different habits, as does the nature of a lotus.
Middle of the 19th century, around 1850.
German collection, acquired between 1950 and 1995.
- Samlet antal artikler
- 19. århundrede
- Region/ Oprindelsesland
- Titel på kunstværk
- Ensemble de 2 Bouddha en bronze dit du lundi et du vendredi
- God stand, se beskrivelse
- 1.7×1.5×6 cm