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SOLD Gold Cheansen Buddha Statue 15"
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    SOLD Gold Cheansen Buddha Statue 15"

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    • Materials: Polished Brass cast in Bangkok, Thailand
    • Total Height Including Base: 15 inches
    • Base Width & Depth: 11 x 6 inches
    • Weight: 15 pounds

    Description

    This Buddha is in the Cheansen, Chiang Saen or Lanna style.  The Chiang Saen or Lanna style (between 11th and 18th centuries A.D.) was influenced by the styles of the Khmer, Sukhothai, India, Burma and Sri Lanka.  The first thing one sees about this style is the orb shaped finial which looks like a lotus bud on the top of the head of the Buddha.   The contrasts to the flame finial of the Sukhothai Buddha style.  The face is round and smiling, with high curving highbrows, a hooked nose and mostly narrow lips.  The eyes are down cast as if in meditation.  The Buddha has a wealth of curls on his head which look like snail shells.  His earlobes are stretched. The Buddha is sitting in the Earth Touching, Calling the Earth to Witness, or The victory over (Subduing) Mara hand position.  He sits with folded legs (right on top of the left).

    The Buddha is cast from brass and then polished which gives it a beautiful bright gold shine.  Gold Buddha statues are commonly used for temples within Thailand.  Thai devotees often place a square of gold leaf on the Buddha when they go to temple to give offerings to Lord Buddha.

    About Buddha

    "If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."
     ~ Buddha~
    The Buddha, whose original name was Siddhartha Gautama, was the founder of Buddhism, the religion and the philosophical system that produced a great culture throughout much of southern and eastern Asia.  Buddha, meaning "awakened one" or "enlightened one" is a title not a name.  In Hindu Dogma, the Buddha is viewed as being the 9th avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu.
    The Buddha was a son of the rulers Sakyas.  He was married at the age of 16 and lived in luxury and comfort sheltered from the harsh realities of life.  When he was 29 he realized that men are subject to old age, sickness and death.  He became aware of the suffering inherent in existence.  He resolved to give up princely life and become a wandering ascetic (samana) in search for the Truth.
    With the two of samanas he attained mystical states of elevated consciousness but he failed to find the Truth.  He continued his search and was joined by five ascetics in a grove near Uruvela, where he practiced sever austerities and self-mortification for six years.  When he fainted away in weakness, he abandoned ascetic practices to seek his own path to Enlightenment.  Discarding the teachings of his contemporaries, through meditation he achieved Enlightenment, or ultimate understanding.  There after the Buddha instructed his followers in the dharma (truth) and the "Middle Way" a path between worldly life and extremes of self-denial. 
    The essence of the Buddha's early preaching was said to be the four Noble truths: 1) life is fundamentally disappointment and suffering.  2) suffering is a result of one's desires for pleasure, power, and continued existence; 3) to stop disappointment and suffering on must stop desiring; and 4) the way to stop desiring and thus suffering is the Noble eight fold path - right views, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right awareness and right concentration.  The realization of the truth of anatman (no eternal self) was taught as essential for the indescribable state of release called nirvana.

     

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