The moment of Enlightenment is a point of intrinsic transition. It is a moment forged by years of samadhi or contemplation. What began as sabeeja (seeded) samadhi, led from the samprajnata to the asamprajnata state of being, which is true nirbeeja (seedless) samadhi. With His limbs gathered in the finest padamasana, His eyes shutting out the illusions without, the Buddha calls upon the earth (bhoomi) with the touch (sparsha) of His fingers to witness His Enlightenment. Indeed, the bhoomisparsha mudra (gesture) of His hand is rich with meaning.
The finesse of the silhouette makes this work of art a great aesthetic investment for your space. Its monotone adds to the aura of profound contemplation. Note the precise carve of the petals on His lotus pedestal and the handsome features of His princely countenance. Long, slender ears and a mass of gathered curls frame the sage’s face.