statue, statuette, historical Buddha Sakyamuni, Siddartha Gautama
Unique piece of artisanal and exceptional collection.
Hyakule deposit in Nepal
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Handicraft work, carried out by Tibetan craftsmen whose workshop is based in northern Nepal.
specialized in the making of statues and ritual objects for Buddhist vajrayana temples.
The base moves from below in order to put offerings in the statuette during the blessing like all true Buddhist statuettes.
Vajrayana Buddhism, esoteric.
Rare and exceptional piece. specially designed for vajrayana temples
Dimensions of the statuette 23cm high by 16cm wide.
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Siddhartha Gautama (better known as the Buddha, c. 563-483 BCE) was, according to legend, a Hindu prince who renounced his position and wealth to seek enlightenment as a spiritual ascetic, who achieved his goal, and who, by preaching his way to others, founded Buddhism in India in the 6th-5th centuries BCE. The events of his life are largely legendary, however he is considered a real and young historical figure of Mahavira (also known as Vardhamana, circa 599-527 BCE) who established the principles of Jainism shortly before the time of Siddhartha.
According to Buddhist texts, a prophecy was given at the birth of Siddhartha that he would become either a powerful king or a great spiritual master. His father, fearing that he would become the second if exposed to the suffering of the world, protected him from the sight and experience of anything unpleasant or upsetting for him for the first 29 years of his life. One day (within a few days), he escaped his father's measures and saw what Buddhists call the Four Signs:
An elderly man
A sick man
A dead man
A religious ascetic
Through these signs, he realized that he too could get sick, grow old, die, and lose everything he loved. He understood that the life he led guaranteed that he would suffer, and moreover, that all life was essentially defined by the suffering of desire or loss. He therefore followed the example of the religious ascetic, and tried different teachers and disciplines. He eventually attained enlightenment on his own and became known as buddha ("the Awakened" or "the Enlightened"). Then he preached his "Middle Way" of detachment from the objects of the senses and renunciation of ignorance and illusion through his Four Noble Truths, the Wheel of Becoming and the Eightfold Path to Enlightenment. After his death, his followers preserved and developed his teachings until they were spread from India to other countries by King Maurya Ashoka the Great (reigned 268-232 BCE). From the time of Ashoka, Buddhism continued to flourish and, today, it is one of the main religions of the world.
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