An unusual statue of the Buddha with Demons, serves as reminder to stay calm in the midst of what can seem like tumultuous assaults, by things in daily life not being as we want them to be.
Many years ago I found this statue on a shelf in a dusty shop in Bali. I was immediately drawn to him because he is engulfed in turmoil and he is tranquil. He reminds me to maintain equanimity, to simply notice what is happening, what my senses tell me and my feelings are. Equanimity!
He has a ferocious pig monster grabbing at his feet and he is sitting in the mouth of a demon, reminicent of a famous Milarepa story. Milarepa came home from gathering firewood to find his cave full of demons. As they gobbled up his food, tore up his books, and walked with muddy shoes on his sleeping mat, he sat on his stool and tried to reason with them. Then he yelled at them to go away. They ignored him. Finally, he gave up resisting. He went to the biggest demon, put his head in its mouth, and said, "Ok, eat me". The demons vanished.
I love this image because it helps me remember to face fears and because it makes me laugh.
Placement: Inside or in a protected place in the garden.
Material: Metal bonded with resin and antiqued by hand. There can be minor variations in color because the antiquing is a natural process.
Shipping:Each statue is handmade to order so please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery. Ships to street address via Fed Ex.
Made in USA
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