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Realizing Nirvana Buddha 佛涅盘像

Posted in 7 Days Buddha, Wat Suthat with tags , , , , , on May 18, 2015 by ahaina

DSC08338DSC08339Thai Buddha Images
for the Days of the Week

佛涅盘像

Realizing Nirvana Buddha

B.E.2495

created by Chao Khun Si

Wat Suthat

Bangkok

For Tuesdays:

“Realizing Nirvana” (Paang Saiyasna)

The image Reclining on the right side, toes even, indicates his death.

Religious texts state that the Buddha entered parinibbana on this day of the week.

His final words to his disciples were,

“As a flame blown out by the wind goes to rest and cannot be defined so the wise man freed from individuality goes to rest and cannot be defined. Gone beyond all images gone beyond the power of words”.

 

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Phra Ruang ~ Monday Buddha – Parng Harmyart

Posted in 7 Days Buddha, Phra Ruang with tags , , , , , on June 21, 2012 by ahaina

Phra Ruang

Monday Buddha – Parng Harmyart

6.5cm (H) Silver with Golden Crown

This is a standing Buddha pose, with the left hand hanging down by the side. The right hand is raised at the chest or can be both hands, palm facing outwards, in a singe-handed gesture. This posture represents “Preventing Calamities”, which is also known as “Pacifying the Relatives.”

The Buddha stops the relatives from fighting or pacifying his relatives.? When the Buddha came back from Heaven, he found that his relatives were quarreling about the right to use water from a river for their rice fields. The Buddha encouraged them to compromise and said that human life is much more valuable than water and it was not worth killing men for water. Then, his relatives stopped fighting.

无畏印
佛屈双臂上举于胸前,手指自然舒展,手掌向外。这一手印表示佛为救济众生的大慈心愿,能使众生心安,平息憎恨心、起畏怖心,所以称无畏印。

bouddha avec les deux mains levées

Ruang Buddha
七日佛其實是屬於同一佛祖,也就是釋迦牟尼佛祖,但為何佛教經典裡沒有記載呢?根據佛教的 經典裡,並沒有記載七日佛傳說,為什麼在泰國又有七日佛的存在呢?七個不同的佛像,是不是屬於同一個佛祖呢?山越法師講解有關期日佛的來源,七日佛其實屬 於同一個佛祖,也就是釋迦牟尼佛祖。七 日佛又是怎樣轉變而來的呢?在佛教還沒有誕生之前,古時的星宿家,把七個星球分為七個不同的方位,而每個星球都有一位天神掌管;
星期日屬於日星(也是太陽 神)掌管(東北方天神),
星期一屬於月星掌管(東方天神),
星期二屬於火星掌管(東南方天神),

星期三屬於水星掌管(南方天神),

星期四屬於木星掌管(西 方天神),

星期五屬於金星掌管(北方天神),

星期六屬於土星掌管(西南方天神)。當小孩誕生於星期六,然後他便要向屬於土星掌管的西南方天神,祈求平安。

後來佛教的誕生,這些星宿家也追隨了佛祖,便把七個不同的星宿改為七種不同的佛像,所以便有星期佛的出現,以下便是山越法師簡要地述說星期佛的由來。

Phra Ruang
星期一佛的由来:

星 期一佛的由來:有一年天氣非常乾旱,農田需大量的水來灌溉,兩個國王也是佛祖的親屬,為了一個水閘發生了爭執,差一點就爆發戰爭,幸好佛祖知道並及時趕 到,舉起一隻手停止他們的爭論並同時向他們宣說佛理,而停止了這場爭論,那天剛好是星期一,星宿家就把這件事定為星期一佛。

星期一佛(拍班漢壓 Phra Pam Hamyati)意思是停止爭論。

(現在有些佛像也有雙手舉起,其 實是一樣的)

星期一佛祖 ~ 全银身 纯金顶

Phra Ruang statue
Standing
Ruang Buddha statue
Cambodia style

7 Naga Phra NakProk, Chao Khun Nor

Posted in 7 Days Buddha, Chao Khun Nor, Phra Nakprok with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2011 by ahaina

7 Naga Phra NakProk

7 Naga Phra NakProk

This piece shown is the 7 Naga Phra NakProk, big bodhi style, created by Chao Khun Nor, B.E.,2513, Wat Dhepsirin, Bangkok.

Dhan Chao Khun Noraratanarajmanit, or Chao Khun Nor, (1857-1971) was one of Thailand’s most revered monks. The Buddha amulets he blessed are still considered very sacred and are highly sought after by collectors and devotees.

The spiritual values of Chao Khun Nor’s amulet “7 Naga Phra NakProk” are concerned with; increasing charms and loving-kindness, enriching prosperity through business dealing, promoting good health and most importantly preventing ~ missing accident and promoting safety…

7 Days Buddha, Bell style, Wat Tumtapiantong

Posted in 7 Days Buddha with tags , , , , on January 2, 2011 by ahaina

7 Days Buddha, bell style.

7 Days Buddha, Bell style.

7 Days Buddha image, bell style, 宝钟坠-七日佛、Wat Tumtapiantong, LopBuri.

When visiting a Thai Temple you may be interested to look at the many Buddha images and their different poses, which depict significant moments in the Buddha’s life, whilst most Buddha statues feature the Buddha in meditation, there are more than 100 different poses, There are also some postures that each represent the 7 days of the week, and Thai people pay particular attention to the Buddha image which corresponds to the day they were born.

MONDAY
This is a standing Buddha pose, with the left hand hanging down by the side. The right hand is raised at the chest, palm facing outwards, in a singe-handed gesture. This posture represents “Preventing Calamities”, which is also known as “Pacifying the Relatives.”
Buddha name : Phra Ham Yath (Making peace) / Paang Harm Samoot

TUESDAY
A reclining Buddha posture. The Buddha lies on his right side with his left arm draped along the body and the right arm acting as a pillow, propping up the head. One of the most dramatic and breathtaking reclining Buddha images can be found at Wat Po, Bangkok. This temple is also home to the famous Thai massage school.
Buddha name : PHRA Sai Yas (reclining) / Paang Salyasna

WEDNESDAY
There are two images that represent Wednesday, one for the morning and one for the night.
For Wednesday morning, the Buddha is standing with heels pressed together, holding an alms bowl at waist height, with both hands wrapped around it.
Buddha name : Phra Um Baatr (holding the alms-bowl) / Paang Oombaat

THURSDAY
This sitting Buddha image is one of restful meditation, with legs crossed (right leg on top of the left) and both hands resting on the top, with the right hand over the left, both palms upwards. This is a classic yoga posture.
Buddha name : Phra Samah Thi (meditation) / Paang Nung Samadhi

FRIDAY
Friday represents “Reflection” or “Contemplation”, with a standing Buddha image. Both hands are crossed at the chest (right over left), palms facing inwards. The posture depicts the Buddha standing at the Banyan Tree, wondering how he can explain the cause of suffering to his followers.
Buddha name : Phra Ram Pueng (contemplation) / Paang Rum Peung

SATURDAY
This dramatic statute depicts the Buddha sitting in meditation, protected by a cobra hood. The Buddha sits cross-legged in meditation, with overlapping hands, palms upwards, whilst Mucalinda, the cobra (King of Naga) spreads its hood above the Buddha’s head.
Buddha name : Phra Naga Prok (protection) / Paang Naga Prok / Phra NakProk.

SUNDAY
Representing an Open-Eye posture, the Buddha stands with hands crossed over his abdomen, in pensive thought. The right hand is placed over the left on the upper thigh. Here, the enlightened Buddha contemplates his achievements and knowledge, standing still for 7 days under the Bodhi Tree to contemplate the suffering of all living things.
Buddha name : Phra Tawai Natra (restraint) / Paang Tawal Netr

Phra Nakprok (saturday buddha)

Posted in 7 Days Buddha, Phra Nakprok with tags , , , , , , on February 21, 2010 by ahaina

香味 药草 七龙头佛像

Phra NakProk

Wahn made

Wat Toong Noi

Nakhonpatom

SATURDAY BUDDHA
This dramatic statute depicts the Buddha sitting in meditation, protected by a cobra hood. The Buddha sits cross-legged in meditation, with overlapping hands, palms upwards, whilst Mucalinda, the cobra (King of Naga) spreads its hood above the Buddha’s head.

Buddha name : Phra Naga Prok (protection) / Paang Naga Prok / Phra NakProk

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