Chinese Marble Buddha Statue
Holding Medicine Bowl
Circa: Qing dynasty, 19th century
18 in.(47cm), W. 10 in.(25cm), D. 6.5 in.(16.5cm)
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the young prince Shakyamuni was born, astrological predictions were made that
he would either be a great king or an extraordinary spiritual being who would
renounce the world. His father, the king, hoping his son would inherit the kingdom,
named him Shakyamuni: “one who fulfills his father’s wishes”. But it was the path
of renunciation that was this young man’s destiny. When he became enlightened
Shakyamuni became a lucid and beautiful reminder that within each one of us is
a seed of boddhicitta, compassionate enlightenment waiting to flower into fullness.
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