Home & Garden
by Patte Malek/The Complete Soulful Home
Many of us today incorporate the Buddha image or statue in our homes and gardens. There is a significance to the various Buddha poses and effective ways to display and place the statue. The Buddha statue assist the chi energy move throughout your home. Balancing the yin & yang energy is imperative to our well being. The Buddha image brings a serene and peaceful energy to the house.
The word Buddha refers to the awakened or enlightened one. His teachings encouraged his followers to follow a path of balance to attempt to bring happiness to the world.
The 3 basic teachings are:
~Nothing is lost in the universe
~Laws of cause and effect or karma
There are over 100 different Buddha poses signifying various aspects and strengths from courage to wisdom, clarity, healing and determination, grace and compassion.
The meditating Buddha symbolizes turning inward. Face this Buddha to the east as Buddha meditated on the sun when searching for enlightenment. The meditating Buddha is usually placed on an altar.