SOLD Bronze Comilla Buddha Statue 21"
Item #: 16b23
Total Height Including Base: 21 inches
Base Width & Depth: 14 x 9 inches
Weight: 55 pounds
- Large and Stunning Bronze of Lord Buddha!
- The Buddha holds a Vajra & Dorje
- Styled after an antique Buddha fournd in Comilla, Bangladesh
- There are 4 meditating Buddhas carved into the crown
- There are 2 deer surrounding the wheel of Dharma on the base
- One of a kind lost wax method bronze statue
The face of the Buddha is smooth and graceful. His slight smile is truly indicative of the Buddha. The Buddha holds a bell or ghanta (represents wisdom) and a dorje (diamond or thunderbolt). The dorje or thunderbolt destroys ignorance and is indestructible. The vajra symbolizes the male principle and is held in the right hand. The bell symbolizes the female principle held in the left. Their interaction leads to enlightenment.
The base is unique in that its sides are angled so that if the Buddha were placed in a corner the base would be fit the corner perfectly. On the front of the base there are two deer laying down. Between them is the wheel of dharma.
This piece is named after the area Comilla in Bangladesh. It is an isolated low, dimpled range of hills, dotted -with more than 50 ancient Buddhist settlements of the 8th to 12th century A.D.
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.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend. To obtain a shipping quote simply add the statue you are interested in to your shopping cart and then select click on the "Calculate Domestic Shipping" button. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.International Shipping
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. If you are an international customer please select "International Shipping" during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0. Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at [email protected] for a shipping quote. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.