Marble Buddha Statue
of Medicine Baisajya Guru
China, Circa: early 1900S'
13.5in.(34cm), W 8.5in.(22cm), D 5.5 in.(14cm)
Condition: very Good
white marble antique Chinese Medicine Buddha. Well carved serene Buddha seated
on a double lotus throne in meditation posture, holding a medicine bowl of precious
healing substances. A sense of purity pervades the unblemished whiteness of the
stone. Viewed in a backlit setting, the translucency of the marble creates a luminous
glow that emanates from the statue. The left-turning swastika is carved upon the
Buddha's body, symbolizing return to the primordial home of consciousness.
(Chinese: Yoshi) represents the healing aspect of Sakyamuni and offers a powerful
method for overcoming the inner sickness of attachment, hatred, and ignorance.
Tibetan Buddhism considers the Medicine Buddha empowerment to be the most powerful
blessing for awakening the innate healing wisdom that lies within every individual.
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