Materials: Durkey Stone
carved in Tamil Nadu, India
Height: 10 inches
Base: 6.5 x 5 inches
Weight: 8 pounds
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This stone carving is a one of a kind
sculpture, hand carved by the artists of south India.
Special Features: The Dharma chakra
mudra Buddha sculpture is beautiful! The piece is made from a soft stone
named Durkey stone. It is a soft stone making it perfect for carving very
fine details that would be impossible to carve using a denser stone such as
granite. The details are wonderful!
The grey color of the stone is unique. The
stone is also extremely smooth to the touch. The Buddha almost asks you to
touch him it is so smooth!
About the Dharmachakra
Mudra; Teaching Preaching, Turning the Wheel of Dharma: Dharmachakra
in Sanskrit means the 'Wheel of Dharma'. This mudra symbolizes one of the
most important moments in the life of Buddha, the occasion when he preached
to his companions the first sermon after his Enlightenment in the Deer Park
at Sarnath. It thus denotes the setting into motion of the Wheel of the
teaching of the Dharma.
In this mudra
the thumb and index finger of both hands touch at their tips to form a
circle. This circle represents the Wheel of Dharma, or in metaphysical
terms, the union of method and wisdom. The three remaining fingers of the
two hands remain extended. The three extended fingers of the right hand
represent the three vehicles of the Buddha's teachings, namely:
The middle finger represents the
'hearers' of the teachings
The ring finger represents the
The Little finger represents the
Mahayana or 'Great Vehicle'.
extended fingers of the left hand symbolize the Three Jewels of Buddhism,
namely, the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. Significantly, in this mudra,
the hands are held in front of the heart, symbolizing that these teachings
are straight from the Buddha's heart.
The gesture of
discussion and debate indicates communication and an explanation of the
Dharma. The tips of the thumb and index finger touch, forming a circle.
All other fingers are extended upwards. Sometimes the middle finger and
thumb touch, which is gesture of great compassion. If the thumb and ring
finger touch, they express the mudra of good fortune.
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