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|Name||Amitabha Buddha Statue - Partly Gold Gilded with Gold Painted Face|
|Material||Copper Alloy with 24 Karat Gold Gilding|
|Shipping Weight||2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs.|
|Ships From||Patan, Nepal|
|Shipping Provider||DHL Global Priority Express|
|Shipping Time||Usually ships within 48 hours. Allow 3-5 business days for delivery worldwide.|
||Click here to calculate your shipping cost to any country worldwide.|
|Insurance||Insurance is included in the shipping cost.|
According to the Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life, the magnificence of Amitabha surpasses that of all other great beings, thus he is known as the Buddha of all the Buddhas. Buddha Shakyamuni once said of Amitabha, "The majestic glory of his light could not be exhaustively described if I praised it continuously, day and night, for the period of one kalpa."
Amitabha dwells in a pure celestial realm, created via the power of his infinite merit accumulated over countless lifetimes as a Bodhisattva. His light shines brilliantly from this celestial realm, pervading the entire universe. According to the Sutra, if sentient beings encounter his light, their defilements are removed; if they see his light, they are relieved and freed from affliction. At the end of their lives, beings who have faith in Amitabha reach emancipation, as he gives them rebirth in his Pure Land. And as Shakyamuni explains, "Sentient beings who are born in that Buddha-land all reside among those assured of nirvana."
Amitabha is depicted in Dhyana Mudra, the gesture of meditation, with both palms face up and lying in his lap. His right hand, resting on top, symbolizes the state of enlightenment, while his left hand, resting below, represents the world of appearance. Thus, Amitabha's posture expresses his mastery over the world of appearance through enlightenment, and signifies the enlightened state of mind for which samsara and nirvana are one. In some representations, he holds the traditional begging bowl of an ordained Buddhist monk. The bowl is filled with amrita, the elixir of awakening and immortality, and symbolizes Amitabha's infinite openness and receptivity toward all sentient beings.
This sculpture is a beautiful depiction of Buddha Amitabha. Expertly cast from copper alloy and gilded with 24 karat gold, the figure sits regally upon a single lotus throne, expressing a graceful and dignified presence. Amitabha's monastic robes, elegantly detailed around the edges, drape softly over his shoulder with delicate folding in the cloth. The Buddha's features are also beautifully carved, imbuing the statue with warmth and character. And over all, the stunning gold gilding gives the sculpture a luminous quality, evoking the enlightened spiritual presence of the Buddha. This sculpture was individually handcrafted in Patan, Nepal by master artisans of the Shakya clan who are considered among the best in the world. These craftsmen are the modern heirs to a centuries-old tradition of creating sacred art for use in temples and monasteries. The fine metalworking techniques have been passed down from generation to generation since ancient times.
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This sculpture is a beautiful depiction of Buddha Amitabha. Expertly cast from copper alloy and gilded with 24 karat gold, the figure sits regally upon a double lotus throne, expressing a graceful and dignified presence. Amitabha's monastic robes, elegantly detailed around the edges, drape softly over his shoulder with delicate folding in the cloth. This sculpture was individually handcrafted in Patan, Nepal by master artisans of the Shakya clan who are considered among the best in the world. These craftsmen are the modern heirs to a centuries-old tradition of creating sacred art for use in temples and monasteries. The fine metalworking techniques have been passed down from generation to generation since ancient times.
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We are a family-owned traditional business located in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Our handcrafted metal statues, original thangka paintings and Buddhist ritual items are among the finest made in the world today. Our eBay store, Shakya Statues Trade, showcases items currently available at our showrooms in the historic city of Patan and in the Thamel district of Kathmandu.
Each of our items is handcrafted by local artisans who have spent a lifetime learning and perfecting their skills. Our master craftsmen come from families who have practiced these ancient Nepalese arts for centuries. Many of our finer statues and thangkas have taken more than a year to create. When you purchase a piece of original artwork from Shakya Statues Trade, you are helping to support a beautiful and ancient tradition.
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