The Buddha has become a powerful symbol of spiritual wisdom, serenity and compassion in western society this last century.
This becomes quite apparent when visiting the homes and spaces of certain spiritually perceptive individuals.
How, you might be wondering?
Buddha statues and/or figurines!
Buddha statues are quite the popular purchase for spiritually acute people drawn to the wisdom of the east. Even if these same people aren’t necessarily “buddhist”, they do somehow feel a connection with the spiritual light of the Buddha.
So in this article we’ll have a closer look at some of the most beautiful and artistically made Buddha statues that you can decorate your home and garden with, available on the online stores BuddhaGroove and Amazon.
We’ll also end each item with a genuine quote by Gautama Buddha himself!
The Resting Buddha
- Made of cast resin
- Color: Pearl white
- Statue is 11.5 x 9 x 9 inches, weighs about 6.5 lbs
- Appropriate for home and garden (suitable for outdoor use)
A resting Buddha is a common sight, either laying on his side or simply sitting comfortably in a lotus position. Apparently when you are free from suffering you’re induced into a state of “resting in peace” before actually going six feet under.
How about that? A human being resting in peace while actually being fully alive and well!
Yep.. perhaps that is the essential message of nirvana! Rest in yourself as yourself.
Liberation is this!
Be happy. 🙂
Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation. – Buddha
Buddhist Healing Medicine Religious Figurine
Life takes care of life simply means that the world and the universe has been here for a unfathomably long time and that it has given birth to trillions of beings, and by knowing this fully one can rest.
Put in another way, sometimes we need to let go of our judgements and conclusions about certain things and let everything be what it is. When this is done, you can begin healing from wounds you didn’t even know you had.
Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal. – Buddha
Stone Colored Buddha Statue, No Fear
- Made of bonded stone
- Measures 10 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches
- Weighs approximately 2 lbs.
This one is a beauty as well, signifying the absence of fear and existential equilibrium. If you’re someone who has strugged with anxiety or debilitating stress during your life, this one can be the right one for you.
There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires. – Buddha
Buddha Head Fountain
- Made out of lava stone
- Measures 18x15x12
- Weighs about 59 lbs.
- Water pump assembly built in
- Minor assembly needed to install the pump
- Appropriate for indoor and outdoor use (with proper outdoor wiring)
This one is truly mesmerizing, not only is it very beautiful but its also a fully functional fountain which is perfect if you’re looking one for your garden. The soothing sounds of water running is an extra feature that your home may be lacking!
You can find this one on BuddhaGroove.
Resolutely train yourself to attain peace. – Buddha
Buddha Statue in Earth Touching Pose
- Gold colored finish
- Made of bonded stone
- Measures 12 x 7.5 x 5 inches
- Weighs approximately 5 lbs.
We should all be joyous to be alive. The soft smile on the gentle face of the Buddha has become an universal symbol of that innate joy present in all of us, if we only care to look.
Simply put, life is amazingly magnificent.
Buddha thought that too!
What do you think?
May all beings have happy minds. – Buddha
Cute Small Buddha Statue
I couldn’t dare leave these cute small figurines out in this collection! They are just so darn cute.
They are such small statues/figurines yet still manage to express so much!
These fit perfectly almost anywhere, you can sprinkle them around your garden or have them here and there in your home.
Radiate boundless love towards the entire world. – Buddha
Meditating Buddha Statue
This is a heavily ignored “skill” by modern society. Most of us have been indoctrinated into thinking productivity is the ultimate goal. Me nor the Buddha would agree with that sentiment.
The understanding that one attains to when stopping and listening to ones own existential situation on this planet is far greater than any amount of productivity.
I mean sure being productive is great, one can do many good things with ones productivity like for example feeding one’s family, helping and sharing with the community one lives in. That being said, in my view, productivity shouldn’t be the only guiding beacon of ones life.
The inner realm is the true realm and should be your north star.
A disciplined mind brings happiness. – Buddha
Why did the Buddha become such a influential and global symbol?
Indeed sometimes this is what I ask myself as there have lived many great spiritual masters and mystics throughout history whom also have put forth powerful spiritual teachings.
What distinguishes the historical buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, in my view, is the universality, availability and clarity of his teachings.
One interesting thing with Buddhism is that the Buddhist creed does not compel you to believe in a deity of any kind. Whether God exists or not is not the focus of Buddhism, rather what lies at the heart of Buddhism is freedom from suffering also known as nirvana or deliverance of the mind. Though there are many ways of interpreting this state of being, for our own purposes lets just equate it to one simple thing. Happiness!
So be happy!
Daniel Seeker is a wandering dervish and lifelong student of the past, present and future. He realized deep relaxations of the psyche when meditating in his hermit cave on the island of Gotland. His writings are mostly a reflection of that realizaton. Daniel currently studies history and philosophy at Uppsala Universitet, as he is currently writing his B.A. thesis in history which explores how Buddhist and Hindu texts were first properly translated and introduced to the western world in the late 18th and 19th century.