長 6.56 x 寬 5.18 x 高 11.14 cm 重 339.8 g
In ancient times, people believed that our spirituality resembles the lotus, which is why the lotus blossom also serves as a symbol of Buddhism. When the lotus blooms, the mind opens. Despite being buried in mud, the lotus blooms beautifully, unstained. It also blooms and bears fruit at the same time, illustrating the “simultaneity of cause and effect.” Everyone has Buddhist nature, yet the Buddhist fruit will not emerge until the heart blooms. Therefore, “Meet the Buddha when the flower blooms” means “one will see his nature once enlightened.” By cultivating one's own character, he will be able to understand the ultimate principle of the world.
This sculpture was made by Lin Fei. At the center of the stone a lotus blooms above a pool of rippled water, signifying how the world is chaotic while the lotus remains unstained despite being in a muddy swamp. A Buddha is sitting on the lotus praying, looking serene and sublime. His face is simply carved because “the true Buddha is invisible and the true Buddhist teaching is intangible.” Those who practice Zen and seek the truth have nothing on their minds and have left all earthly concerns behind. The top of this stone is a lustrous deep tangerine-yellow, which shows the rarity and preciousness of Tianhuang.