Samadhi Buddha Statue
The Buddhists in the United States
have come forward to convey Buddha's message. Buddhist
objects of worship can be divided into three categories,
i.e. "Saririka", (physical remains), "Paribhogika"
(objects of use and association) and "Uddesika"
(significant symbols including anionic and iconic
depictions of Buddha.
The main object of worship found in a shrine room is the
Buddha statue created in three postures--"Samadhi"
sedentary meditating position; "Hiti" or standing
position and "Sathapena" or sleeping, reposting or
Today in every Buddhist temple there is a Buddha statue.
Devotees worship and observer religious rites before
them. They enjoy the "Buddhalambana Preethiya" the
pleasure connected with Buddha by meditating on Him.
Seated in front of a Buddha statue and looking at it
with devotion they meditate on the virtues of the
Buddha. Buddha's virtuous and benevolent qualities and
loving kindness are depicted in these statues.
Buddha believed that peace could be achieved only on the
foundation of love, compassion, tolerance,
co-existence and non-violence. Peace and non-violence
are the only sane choices in a violent world. Buddhism
offers practical methods to deal with a violent world
and to develop lasting peace.
Buddha's statue is a replica of the Buddha that
represents his image to the modern world. The proposed
Buddha's Samadhi Statue at the New Jersey Buddhist
Vihara will be a historical Statue and convey the
Buddha's message to the peace loving nation. The statue
will be the tallest and largest Buddha statue in this
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