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Beautiful statues - 3.6.2014
I am absolutely delighted with the statues I had ordered - thet are beautifully crafted!
Not only were the statues beautiful, the service was excellent. My query was answered promptly and I will definitely be buying from lotus sculpture in future
Reviewer:Shamala (Singapore, Singapore, SG)
Reclining Buddha - 3.5.2014
1. Beautiful statue
2. Great service
Reviewer:Reclining Buddha (Westminster, CA, US)
Damaged statue replaced immediately - 3.5.2014
The lovely "stone" statue of Ganesh I ordered was damaged during shipping because of improper packing. Kyle replaced it immediately - and courteously - with a well-packed one which arrived safe and sound.
Reviewer:Barbara Haugen (Easthampton, MA, US)
Great care - 3.1.2014
The details of the Buddha sculpture I got were created with great care. I am very pleased with its presence. The client service from Kyle was also done with great care. Thanks.
Reviewer:Drew (Norwalk, Connecticut, US)
First Class - 2.20.2014
Lotus Sculpture's website is extensive and shows so many different images of each piece that I felt I was already familiar with this image of Ganesh before it even arrived. My correspondence with Kyle was pleasant, professional, and I'm sure I'll return again to peruse and purchase.
I can't offer anything but praise for Kyle's wonderful site and service.
Reviewer:Marek Reavis (Eureka, California, US)
fantastic! - 2.12.2014
I ordered the Ganesh statue a few days after a trip to Thailand, it arrived well packed and heavy!! within a few days.
Ganesh is now happily sitting in front of my door keeping obstacles at bay.
Reviewer:Loekie (Richmond, CA, US)
Buddhist statues - 2.6.2014
Always helpful, always have what I want.
Swift delivery, reasonable prices.
If I'm thinking of getting a sculpture, this is the first place I look.
Reviewer:John Foley (Oxford, Oxon, GB)
Love the Krishna statue. - 2.3.2014
The Brass Ornate Flute Krishna Statue 30" (Statue #Item # 61bs69) that I bought is absolutely beautiful. It is perfect in every way. This was my first experience dealing with Lotus Sculpture and they are a fantastic company.
Reviewer:Keith Howard Sorensen (McGregor, MN, US)
pravati - 1.16.2014
Just what I wanted. As described. Very pleased with purchase.
This beautiful, peaceful Buddha statue is seated with his hand held out in front of him the dharmachakra mudra. Dharmachakra in Sanskrit means the "Law of Dharma". This mudra symbolizes one of the most important moments in the life of the Buddha, the occasion when he preached his first sermon to his disciples after His enlightenment at the Deer Park in Sarnath. It thus denotes the setting into motion of the wheel of the teaching of the dharma. The Buddha has a calm, handsome face with angular features. His feet are tucked up beneath him in the padmasana or lotus position which is a position of deep meditation. The sculpture is entirely hand carved form one piece of black marble. It is one of kind and completely unique!
About the Black Marble: The black marble, called sange-rathek, is found in Jhansi, in the state of Bihar, India. The stone is known for its wonderful deep black/blue color and the colored purple and yellow veins that flow through the stone. Looking into a piece of sange-rathek is like staring into deep space and seeing distant galaxies. It is a very unique and wonderful stone. Sculpture is very rare to find in this stone because there are seldom pieces of raw stone large enough to accommodate a full-sized sculpture.
"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.
Balan Arimuvani is the artist behind all our colored marble statues. He has worked with Lotus Sculpture since we started in 2002. His small marble workshop began with only him and 2 other workers. His business has grown to 8 marble artists and now he has a granite workshop employing 30 workers for large granite statues. He continually credits Lotus Sculpture with his success saying it would not have been possible with out the continuing commissions from Lotus Sculpture. Balan is a good friend of Kyle Tortora, the owner of Lotus Sculpture. He has a wife and two beautiful girls.
View the video below to meet Balan and see his marble workshop and see a little how the statues are carved:
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using R&L Freight Carriers. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us email@example.com for a shipping quote.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Typically we use TNT Special Services as they give the most competitive rates. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote.
Shipping quote for Black Marble Dharmachakra Buddha 19"
This statue weighs too much to be shipped using UPS or any of our international carriers and will have to be shipped by a freight carrier. We will get you a freight shipping quote for this statue. Or you can call us directly at 1 (760) 994-4455.
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