Meditating Buddha Statue — How to Meditate at Home

Meditating Buddha Statue — How to Meditate at Home

Where was Buddha born?

Buddha (also known as Siddhartha Gautam) was born in 623 B.C in the sacred area of Lumbini, Nepal, testified by the inscription on the Ashoka pillar erected by Mauryan Emperor Asoka. He was born into a noble family of Kshatriya as his father was king Suddhodan, leader of the Shakya clan. But eventually, he left his home in search of several answers related to the vicious cycle from birth to death, pain and suffering, etc. After several years of meditation, he achieved enlightenment in life. Buddhism is a philosophy of life explained by Gautam Buddha. 

Buddha Meditation – Vipassana Meditation Benefits

Buddha shared and taught his experience of meditation as a universal remedy for universal ills named Vipassana also known as Art of Life. Vipassana in a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between the mind and body that dissolves mental impurity resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion. 

In Vipassana meditation, the meditator uses his concentration as a tool by which his awareness can weaken at the wall of illusion that cuts him off from the living light of reality. It is a gradual process of ever-increasing awareness into the inner workings of reality itself. It takes years, but one day the meditator chisels through that wall and tumbles into the presence of light. The transformation is complete.

What is Meditation and What are the Benefits of Meditation?

There is no one definition of meditation. It is an art but also a science. It is spiritual yet methodological. It is a complete bliss.

It is a practise where an individual uses several methods and techniques to heighten the state of awareness and attention. Such techniques can be mindfulness, focusing on an object or performing some activities. There are several benefits of meditation: reducing stress, anxiety, depression or pain; improving attention, focus and awareness in the body; overall producing some happy and soundful vibes in mind and body.

How to Meditate at Home: Proper Meditation Tools

In order to make your meditation fully effective, you need to choose a peaceful environment and proper tools that are used for meditation.

  • Meditation mat: to establish a consistent body posture
  • Incense: to calm and soothe your mind
  • Candle and candle holders: to improve focus and concentration
  • Buddha statue: to enhance the positive energy in a room
  • Singing bowls: to dive deeper into the meditative state
  • Beads mala: to stay focused through repetitive movement of your fingers across the beads
  • Positive quotes: to get a quick burst of wisdom 

Buddha´s statue:

The statue of Buddha always illustrates a mudra or posture\gesture. Generally, the following attributes can be seen in such statues:

1. Long nose

2. Elongated earlobes 

3. Broad shoulders

4. Bump at the top of his head (which represents spirituality, wisdom and awakening)

What are Buddha statues made of?

Not surprisingly, given the wide range of his teachings, the Buddha and the Buddhist deities have been illustrated widely and in different styles and materials. Buddha statues are made by specially trained artisans who follow proper guidelines to depict actual attributes of Buddha in the statue. They make the statues using some perishable materials like stone, wood, terracotta, stucco, lacquer and some using durable metals such as bronze, gold and silver. 

Where to buy buddha statues?

You can buy Buddha statues along with other meditation essentials at or through an Instagram page: nepalionlinepasal_uk at a very reasonable price and best quality.

Why are Buddha statues important?

Buddha sculpture is an imagery that narrates Buddha’s life and teachings. The placement of a Buddhist statue in the home or at work can serve as an often needed reminder of teachings such as compassion, seeking personal development, mindfulness, kindness, etc that can be easily applied to your everyday life, even for non-Buddhists. 

Why should we have Buddha statues?

A Buddha statue reminds a person of his\her dedication to preserve and promote well-being, mindfulness and soundness and to continue the meditation. It purifies the mind and passes a positive vibe of protection and overcomes negative emotions such as jealousy, hatred, fear, etc. It gives you and your family a happy energy by spreading a  positive aura in the house. 

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