Seated Śākyamuni Buddha
May – Inner Peace, Unimpeded Practice
When your heart is at ease, your wisdom is awakened. Normally, we tend to focus on the outer world, its distractions occupy our minds and prevents us from self-contemplation. Take time to settle down, gathering your thoughts and emotions. Recognise that impermanence is a normality, and at the end of the day, everything will be alright.
■Seated Śākyamuni Buddha Thailand | Sukhothai Kingdom #6@101
When the Buddha was meditating under the Bodhi Tree, the Demon King Māra led a demon army against him. In response, the Buddha sat defiantly in the earth-touching gesture and gradually quelled the demon soldiers.
In fact, we can understand that the earth-touching gesture is the same as meditation. No matter what situation you encounter in life, as long as you remain calm and act in a timely manner, you can always achieve positive results. Similar to the Buddha defeating Māra, we can transform a hazard into an opportunity.