Liberation Buddha Statue, 1 and 3/8th Inches

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$12.95
Liberation Buddha Statue, 1 and 3/8th Inches
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Liberation Buddha Statue, 1 and 3/8th Inches

small_liberation_buddha
$12.95

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This is a Liberation Buddha Statue / Freedom from Suffering Buddha Statue, known as the "Vimokkha Buddha," as the word "Vimokkha" means "Freedom" or "Liberation." In essence, the statue symbolizes the release from the endless cycle of births and rebirths (known as Samsara). This is a rather unique Thai style Buddha Statue that is based on designs of Indian Buddha Statues. This style of statue was designed by a monk (Luang Pu Foon) in Phichit Province, Thailand,  but the monk who created the original sculpture had traveled through Indian and other parts of Asia. Luang Pu Foon decided that this particular statue of The Buddha should have long hair (in Thailand, most statues depict the head of the Buddha covered with snail shells from a story of how 108 snails saw the Buddha was meditation under a tree, and worried that the hot weather would disturb The Buddha from meditation, the snails climbed up and covered his head to absorb the sunlight and heat).

This is somewhat unusual because many statues in Thailand are based on traditional Indian statues at famous Buddhist temples in India. So this statue design was more an amalgamation of various Indian Buddhist statues that Luang Pu Foon encountered when travelling to India.