Kaima wood is considered to be the most auspicious of all; it is believed that if a dying person is cremated with this wood, they get heaven. This sculpture of Buddha stands on a double lotus pedestal with right hand high up, pointing towards the sky and left hand straight down towards the ground. These hand gestures convey that there is a world up in the heaven and a separate world down on the earth, both having their own pros and cons and values, but still there is no one like Buddha, so learned, enlightened, pure and a true giver. Both the worlds are full of disobedience, lies, limits and blockages in their thoughts.
Buddha had great potential when he was born, to grasp or release, to cause suffering or to discover the root cause of suffering. He used his potentials to cure people of their sufferings without any limits.
This sculpture clearly justifies the saying that, “a foolish passing thought makes one an ordinary person while an awakened second thought makes one a Buddha. A thought that clings to sense objects is defilement, while a second thought that frees one from attachment is awakening.”