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Contemplating Buddha - Sandstone (Large, 80cm)

Contemplating Buddha - Sandstone (Large, 80cm)

Regular price $3,132.00 AUD
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The Buddha once said “Patience is key: a jug fills drop by drop”.

This sculpture presents Buddha in moment of contemplation, while laying against a water jug. In Buddhism, a water jug often symbolises the process of purification and spiritual cleansing as one pursuits the path to enlightenment. The sculpture of contemplation Buddha reminds us to remain patient and mindful. To ponder a subject deeply before jumping to any conclusions.

Contemplation or reflection is a key practice given by Buddha to his followers. The practise enables us to grow our awareness and mindfulness in daily life. In particular, Buddha was prompted to reflect and contemplate on five facts of human reality. It is said that a deep contemplation on these facts would help awaken our minds and spirit from its state of sleep. It is of essential importance to achieving the state of Nirvana - enlightenment.

This sculpture would beautifully compliment your outdoor space. Be it your swimming pool, garden or simply your balcony -Contemplating Buddha will bring  a sense of serenity and peace.

ABOUT ARTIST - R. Mani (Tamil, Nadu, India)

R. Mani, born in 1965, is originally from Mahabalipuram located in Tamil Nadu state, South India. Mani was brought up surrounded by Art. His father, Dhruva Pratap was a well-known sculptor, maintaining and restoring sculptures of the famous Konark Temple in South India. Then passing his skills on to his son.

R. Mani sources his inspiration from world famous temples in India such as Meenakshi, Khajuraho, and Ellora Cave to name but a few. Influenced by Gupta and Kushan style sculptures, the artist specializes in traditional Indian Gods and Goddesses. He works with traditional Indian materials such as Sandstone, Granite and Marble.

Holder of two awards from the President of India for his work, he is especially well known for his Buddha sculptures. He imbues his Buddha faces with such serenity and a sense of bliss that it’s no surprise they are used by so many to assist in deep meditation. Some of the leading meditation centres around the world carry his work. R. Mani's intricate Goddess figures are equally revered and he has exhibited his work both in Germany and the USA.

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Note: With all hand made stone and wood sculptures, there might be some natural erosion with cracks and spots, but that adds to the one of kind pieces that we sell here at Mystik River.




Artist - R. Mani
Origin - Tamil Nadu, India
Year - 2017
Medium - Sandstone
Dimensions - 80cm(h) x 54cm(l) x 32cm(w)
Weight - 90kg
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