Our Nepali master artisan created our beautiful Chenrezig statue with the jewelry and crown of a Bodhisattva. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the crown and jewels of the statue with turquoise or red stones. At no extra charge, the skilled artisan can embellish the statue with these special decorations before delivery.
The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes their readiness to act. Additionally, devotees meditating on the color red can transform the delusion of attachment into the wisdom of discernment. The color red is often worn by other deities to pay tribute to Amitabha Buddha. This Chenrezig statue will wear the adornments very well and they will inspire all those who lay their eyes on your new statue.
Symbolism of our Chenrezig Statue
The evolution of Avalokiteshvara resulted in the incarnation of Chenrezig on the Tibetan Plateau. In the the upper right hand our Chenrezig statue clutches the mala beads because he is constantly reciting his mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum“. Chenrezig always has the best interests of sentient life in mind.
In addition to constant recitations of his mantra, he has vowed to forgo enlightenment until all suffering is eliminated. Because of his limitless devotion to sentient life he is known as “Bodhisattva of Compassion”. Additionally, devotees have come to directly associate him with the compassion of the Buddha.
Our Chenrezig statue has his two main hands pressed together in front of his chest. In between his hands is the mythical cintamani jewel which will grant the wishes of devotees who have unwavering faith in its power. In addition to the cintamani jewel, our Chenrezig statue sits in full lotus pose with two vajra symbols carved into the soles of his feet. The vajra is a Sanskrit word that means “diamond” or “thunderbolt”. The full lotus position is also known as the vajra pose and the symbol carries the meaning of unshakable virtue. Click here to learn more about the meaning of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara).
The Lotus Flower
In his upper left hand he holds the lotus flower between his index finger and thumb. The lotus is very symbolic in Buddhism because it is a symbol of Nirvana. Indeed, the lotus grows from the muddy pond bottom to rise through the murky water and blossom in the clean air and sunshine. This important metaphor stands for a devotee rising above the sea of suffering to finally achieve the fruits of Nirvana.