Wooden Standing Buddha – WSTB0004
Laos, circa 1910-1920 jackfruit wood standing Amithaba Buddha with old lacquer and pigments. The name Amitabha means “Infinite Light”. Amitabha Discriminating wisdom conquers the poison of the passions all cravings, covetousness, greed and lust. With this wisdom, the disciple discerns all beings separately yet knows every being as an individual expression of the one. Amithaba Buddha personifies the transmutation of passion into all encompassing luminous awareness and his hands the gesture of meditation while holding the begging bowl of an ordained Buddhist monk a symbol of infinite openness and receptivity.