Brass Avalokiteshvara Statue In Wood 29"
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Brass Avalokiteshvara Statue In Wood 29"

Item #: 97bb9

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$575 Item #: 97bb9
286 Store Reviews

Statue Details

Materials: Indonesian Brass Made in Bali inside Wood Frame & Stand
Total Height Including Base: 29 inches or 74 cms
Figure Height: 14 inches
Base Height: 2 inches
Base Width & Depth: 8.5 x 8.5 inches
Weight: 14 pounds or 6 kgs
  • This beautiful and unique sculpture depicts Avalokiteshvara, also known as Kwan Yin, who is a Bodhisattva in the Buddhist Mahayana tradition who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas perfectly placed within a natural wooden frame
  • The natural wood has a rich texture of knots that is full of cracks and holes that give it a rustic wooden appearance
  • The melding of wood and brass into one sculpture is a new design from our Balinese artist and is breath taking, perfect for any living space!
Description This beautiful and unique sculpture depicts a brass Avalokiteshvara in a very relaxed posture with his chest exposed.  His leggings hang loosely between his two legs.  His leg posture is quite unique as on leg is bent next to him in an uplifted position with the other hanging down.  Avalokiteshvara  wears a fancy head dress that combines his hair into a jeweled crown.  This pose is a copy of a piece in the Sri Lankan National Museum.   The statue has rich antique patina, which is unique to Balinese brass statues.  The natural wood has a rich texture of knots that is full of cracks and holes that give it a rustic wooden appearance.  The piece of wood is then attached to a small square, modern wooden base that contrasts beautifully with the raw wood above it . 
The melding of wood and brass into one sculpture is a new design from our Balinese artist and is breath taking, perfect for any living space!
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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