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Buddha statue: meanings and tips for installing your Buddha! | Buddha statue

How do you decide where to install your Buddha statue? Imagine that it's easier to determine than you think! Take a look at the hand positions and Mudras used. They want to say everything!

DHARMACHAKRA- WHEEL OF DHARMA

Dharma chakra mudra articulates the constant energy of the cosmic order. The fingers are sited at the level of the heart, the thumbs and index fingers forming circles (similar to the Vitarka mudra). The right palm is turned outwards and the left towards the heart.

This mudra is associated with the first sermon or teaching of Buddha. It is often called the representation of the teaching on the cosmic order as coming from (or passing through) the heart center.

Tip: Place it in the office or living room.

UTTARABODHI – SUPREME ENLIGHTENMENT

It is a gesture of the hand that clearly evokes a feeling of unshakeable unity within oneself, aligning with the One Source. Try to hold the Uttara Bodhi mudra for a few minutes and feel the subtle change of energy in your body!

Tip: Any high energy location will be ideal for this statue.

DHYANA- MEDITATION

This is the big hand movement that encourages the vitality of meditation, profound meditation, and Meditation gifts. This neutralizes the energy of the male and female sides in one.

Tip: Ideal for the meditation room, altar, home center or study.

VAJRAPRADAMA- SELF-CONFIDENCE

Typically translated as the Mudra of Unwavering Self-Confidence, yet this hand gesture evokes so much more, at least it doesn’t evoke what we usually think of as self-confidence. The first words that come to my mind when looking at this beautiful gesture of Buddha are: “I come with peace because I am peace”.

It emanates from a radiant river of the most beautiful golden energy – soft, healing, soothing, eternal. I guess we can call it the gesture of trusting the Self, the real Self that is one with Divine energy. When this trust is there, the Heart becomes the strongest communicator. This is what the Buddha decor evokes – strength and confidence in one’s own Heart.

Tip: ideal for the heart of the house, the living room or the main entrance.

NAMASKARA – GREETING AND WORSHIP

This is the big hand sign that induces the greeting of another being with the ultimate respect and adoration for the Divine. As you can see, the greeting is expressed through a form of prayer that comes from the heart.

Advice for placing this Buddha statue: in the center of the house, in the main entrance or in your altar.

VARADA- COMPASSION, SINCERITY AND FULFILLED WISHES

This mudra is done with the left hand and most often you can see it in conjunction with other mudras, like the Bhumisparsa or the Abhayamudras, for example.

This mudra is also significant of a mudra which offers a boon, because it helps to confer a specific quality of energy which one can seek from an enlightened being.

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