The Buddha statue is a symbol of peace, tranquility, and insight. It’s an object that inspires the mind, heart, and soul. But it’s also an item that can add to the appeal of your garden or outdoor space.
You want to make sure that when you do so, it not only adorns the area with aesthetic beauty but also enhances your home’s positive energies. That’s why the posture of a Buddha garden statue is essential. Here are some more reasons:
The Importance of Posture in Feng Shui
In Feng Shui, people are believed to be affected by invisible energies in their environment. One such energy is chi, which flows throughout all living things (humans, animals, and plants) and inanimate objects like buildings and furniture.
When you’re trying to focus energy or chi in a specific area in your home, incorrect postures could mean that you won’t get what you want. Proper positioning also ensures that positive energy flows throughout your entire house and into every room instead of stagnating, creating excellent balance and harmony everywhere.
The Blessing Buddha
The Blessing or Protection statues are called Manjushri in Buddhism. In China, they are called Guang Pu Sa, and people often place them at the main entrances of homes or businesses. They tend to ward off negative energy, so it is a good idea to put them at an entry point in your home or garden, where you have had experiences with negative energy (car accidents, break-ins, etc.). These are among the most preferred Buddha garden statues.
The Sleeping or Dreaming Posture of a Buddha Statue
A statue in a sleeping or dreaming posture depicts Gautama Buddha during one of his various meditative states. This depicts the Buddha in his last days on Earth, awaiting the state of Nirvana after death.
The sleeping and dreaming postures often display with other icons depicting images such as a temple, bhikkhu (monk), nirvana, or deer park to give more meaning to an art piece.
Buddha Sitting in the Lotus Position
One common mistake people make while choosing a Buddha statue for their home or garden is selecting a statue that depicts him in a traditional pose when they should be looking for one that represents his famous Lotus Position.
You can set this Buddha statue in your garden or any other place where you need more beauty and calmness. The Buddha’s open eyes help cleanse your mind and soul from negativity and stress just by looking at them.
What To Look For In A Buddha Statue Before Buying One?
There are several things to consider when buying a Buddha garden statue:
Size and Material
The size of your garden statue is going to be one of its most noticeable characteristics. Knowing how big or small you want your sculpture to be makes your choice easier.
Many people prefer an unpainted or natural colored Buddha statue. But, if you like bright colors, you may choose from those options instead.
The Posture of the Buddha Statue
There are two common poses for Buddha statues: serene and commanding. A peaceful pose emphasizes inner peace, meditative bliss, and balance between opposing forces (such as yin and yang).
In these statues, both hands are raised with palms facing up in a gesture known as Bhumisparsha Mudra—it signifies wisdom. The overall impression is patience and peacefulness; in some instances, these statues even have eyes closed to emphasize meditation over action.
When you purchase a Buddha garden statue, be it for your house or your garden, you're getting more than just artwork or decor. You're getting something that can make a difference in your life—the right statue might even be said to have a soul. So, don't pick one out at random.