Meditation cushion (zafu)

STATUES OF SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA

Shakyamuni Buddha: Earth Witness Mudra

On the night of his Enlightenment, the Buddha was attacked by the army of Lord Mara, the personification of delusion. The Buddha touched the earth firmly with his right hand, literally grounding himself in the midst of confusion, and calling upon the earth to witness the sincerity of his resolve to sit still through this attack, and to continue on beyond it to the realization of the highest Truth. This mudra therefore expresses, in the words of one writer, “unshakable faith and resolution.”

Shakyamuni Buddha Statue: Earth Witness Mudra
Shakyamuni Buddha Statue: Earth Witness Mudra
Shakyamuni Buddha Statue: Meditating on Lotus Throne
Shakyamuni Buddha Statue: Sitting in Meditation
Shakyamuni Buddha Statue: Offering the Teaching
Shakyamuni Buddha Statue: Earth Witness Mudra
Shakyamuni Buddha Statue: Earth Witness Mudra