rendering of the most essential Buddhist deity, Bhaisajyaguru, the Medicine Buddha.
Here beautifully, precisely rendered in 22K gilded gold, the Medicine Buddha is
believed to transform all ailments not just for temporary relief but in the true
illumination of the soul that spans through lives. According to Buddhism true
healing occurs when we are free from the roots of our attachments and sufferings.
of this early 1900s' Tibetan statue are rendered in the most luminous detail.
At key points we see the eight auspicious symbols carved into the Buddha’s robes
in bas relief. The lotus he sits upon is full and flowered with intricate ornamentation
shaping the base. In his hands he holds a bowl of amrita, healing nectar. In his
right hand the Buddha holds the myrobalan plant (Terminalia chebula) a potent
healing panacea. His countenance is of the exquisite peace, and offers a suppleness
that reminds us that this is possible in the human form. Tibetan medicine is based
on a deep extensive knowledge of the alchemy of healing herbs. The Tibetan Materia
Medica records thousands of herbs with specific appointment for their usage. This
magnificent 22k gilded bronze 19th century statue is an offering and evocation
not only of beauty but of the deep healing that releases the soul from suffering.