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This beautiful artistic statue finished with a lustrous gold color depicts the Sakyamuni Buddha meditating in the Earth-Touching pose, which is a gesture based on the story of the Buddha’s enlightenment.
This statue may contain variations in appearance, color and finish. These details are part of the statue’s artistic appeal and enhance the unique beauty of each piece.
Earth Touching Pose: Born in 563 B.C in Nepal, Buddha was originally referred to as Siddhartha and lived a rich, pleasant life as the son of the king of the Sakyas. After seeing suffering for the first time as a young man, he renounced his title and embraced asceticism. He eventually achieved enlightenment after meditating under a Bodhi tree. It is said that during his meditation, he was almost deterred by the forces of temptation (Mara). To remain steadfast in his quest, he placed his hand upon the ground for the earth to witness his strength and commitment. Thus, the earth touching pose is a gesture of determination.