Our 10.25″ Medicine Buddha statue is depicted using unique symbolism and also traditional Buddhist mudras and poses. Please observe that our exquisitely hand carved Medicine Buddha sits in double lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, he is simultaneously depicting the traditional Varada mudra with his right hand. However, he also is displaying the Dhyana mudra (meditation mudra) with his left hand. Furthermore, in the palm of his left hand he holds the traditional alms bowl of a monk.
Some additional components of the statue include the Ushnisha topknot, 3rd eye of wisdom, right turning hair coils, elongated ears and 3 neck lines. These elements can also be considered traditional elements.
The unique components of the Medicine Buddha statue include the Myrobalan plant which he gracefully holds between the thumb and index finger of his right hand. Although the alms bowl is a traditional element, the bowl is filled with the Lapis nectar which is the cure for the persistent suffering of sentient life.
Medicine Buddha Statue Features
The Myrobalan plant is a traditional herbal remedy in ancient India. Also, you may be surprised to learn that it is still used today. However, the medicinal qualities of the plant are used metaphorically in this Medicine Buddha statue. Indeed, the cure for ill will, hatred and delusion are only found in dedicated practice. Therefore, the best cure for all karma related disease and physical ailments is preemptive. Or at least, it is more effective that way.
This would also explain the substance of the Lapis nectar that fills the alms bowl which is resting in the palm of his left hand. This medicine is made up of the three nectars that cure the three poisons that are referred to above. Buddhists believe that by extinguishing the defilements it will result in the end of all suffering, both physical and mental. Click here to learn more about Medicine Buddha healing.