The Buddha as we know Him, the enlightened one, can be resolved into five vectors in terms of personality. Each of these five vectors, each a Buddha Himself, called a Tathagata, is an embodiment of the quintessential qualities of Buddhahood. The murti that you see on this page is of the Tathagata Akshobhya.
It is a copper sculpture from Nepal. Copper, a finer medium compared to brass, is a staple of elite Nepalese sculptural tradition. It lends the Tathagata a deep brown complexion. The same is set off by the luxuriant silver-coloured inlay-work that defines the five-spired crown and the ornaments of Akshobya.
Beneath the perfect poorna-padmasana of Akshobhya is a circular throne. And beneath the crown, the profound contemplative composure of a divine countenance.
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