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DHYANI BUDDHA AMOGHASIDDHI STATUE

Unknown8th - 9th century

Museum Nasional Indonesia

Museum Nasional Indonesia

The Dhyani Buddha Amogasiddhi is seated in the wajraprayañkā position, with both eyes shut in meditation. At the center of his forehead is an ūrņa (third eye), the ear lobes are elongated and on the front part of his neck, one can see three wisdom lines. The Buddha's hands are shown in the abhayamudrā (casting off evil) position and symbolize courage. The palm of the left hand, which is resting on his lap, faces upwards, whereas the wrist of the right hand is turned upwards, with it's open palm facing forward. The Dhyani Buddha Amogasiddhi was originally located on the northern side of the Borobudur Temple, at the level of arupadhatu. This is the level of spiritual perfection, at which stage mankind has successfully overcome and transcended all worldly ties. The Borobudur Temple was rediscovered in the 19th century, and has since been restored several times. A comprehensive restoration was undertaken from 1973-1983. The Borobudur, as the largest Buddhist structure in the world, has retained it's function as a place of worship for the followers of the Buddha.

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  • Title: DHYANI BUDDHA AMOGHASIDDHI STATUE
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 8th - 9th century
  • Location: Borobudur Temple, Indonesia
  • Place Part Of: Indonesia
  • Physical Dimensions: h1060 mm
  • Classification: Archaeology
  • Type: Stone Carving

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