Statues of Buddha in Bhumisparsha Mudra, formed with all five fingers of the right hand extended to touch the ground, symbolizes the Buddha’s enlightenment under the bodhi tree, when he summoned the earth goddess, Sthavara, to bear witness to his attainment of enlightenment. The right hand, placed upon the right knee in earth-pressing mudra, and complemented by the left hand-which is held flat in the lap in the dhyana mudra of meditation, symbolizes the union of method and wisdom, samasara and nirvana, and also the realizations of the conventional and ultimate truths. It is in this posture that Shakyamuni overcame the obstructions of Mara while meditating on Truth.
A Buddha statue or image lends calming yin energy to complement and balance the active yang energy of your lifestyle. Balanced yin-yang energy in your home is the key to good health and well-being.
It is believed in the Buddhist world that chanting or praying in front of the Buddha statue?gives one some sort of inner satisfaction which in turn gives peace to the mind, heart and soul. As Buddha is not just a name but a title,?Buddha statues?represent how one can attain the full understanding of life in the deepest way possible.