A special feeling arises when you get acquainted with the asian sculpture “Sri Ramakrishna.” He is the first and only saint who has consistently achieved enlightenment through various teachings and faiths. The mission of Sri Ramakrishna was continued by Swami Vivekananda – his student and ally, an Indian thinker, religious reformer who advocated the unification of East and West. The origins of the philosophy of Swami Vivekananda are in the teachings of the Vedas on the unity of Brahman (Absolute) and Atman. The sculptor Alexey Leonov depicted the sage in the asian sculpture “Swami Vivekananda” as a preacher and founder of “courageous Hinduism”, a philosophy of action, and service to people. An important place in the work of Alexei Leonov is occupied by the image of the founder of Buddhism – Buddha Shakyamuni. The great sage of the East gave mankind the doctrine of liberation from the series of reincarnations of the soul through understanding the essence of suffering, Buddha Shakyamuni asian statues depicted ways to end suffering. Buddha said: “There is no happiness equal to peace.” “Every increased attachment to everything earthly is suffering.”
It is impossible to reveal the theme of Eastern Wisdom without the image of the sages of China – chinese statues – Lao Tzu, Confucius, Men Tzu, Chuang Tzu. The legendary ancient Chinese philosopher and thinker Lao Tzu gave the world the concept of Tao – the universal Law and the Absolute. Tao is the truth and at the same time the Path to it. Tao is the beginning of all things, the law and rules of life. It permeates the being, revitalizes and directs everything, including us. For a person, genuine life is a refusal to indulge one’s desires and consciously following the universal law. All of it ideas was released in chinese statue Lao Tzu, he said: “A wise person puts himself behind others, so that he is ahead of people.” Chinese statue – Confucius. The goal of the teachings of Confucius is to comprehend the meaning of human life, to understand the hidden nature of man, that which drives him and his aspirations. “I test myself daily in three respects: do I serve people faithfully, am I sincere in my relations with friends, do I repeat the commandments of the teacher?”, Said Confucius. According to the teachings of Confucius, the true purpose of people is to be human, and therefore compassionate and generous.
Woman goddess oriental statues
In the East – India and China – a special attitude, reverence for a woman goddess. These are the eastern statues of White Tara, Guanyin, Devaki and Krisha, Krishna and Radha. According to one of the eastern legends, Avaloviteshvara (the maternal hypostasis of Buddha), seeing the suffering of all living beings, burst into tears, two tears rolled out of his eyes, which, falling to the ground, turned into lotuses. When the flowers opened, White Tara was sitting on one of them. This is a goddess who saves from all dangers and grants a long life. The name “Tara” means “Savior.” It is said that her compassion for all living beings, her desire to save everyone from the torment of Samsara, is stronger than her motherly love for her own children. Even the mere mention of the name of White Tara can save a person from many troubles. Decoration of the Alexey Leonov’s eastern statues are sculptures of small Buddhas sitting on open lotus flowers. These oriental statues are a symbol of the arrival of special people with a developed consciousness into the world. The sculptures express a different state of consciousness: “Harmony”, “Prayer”, “Blessing”.
Eastern statues in Europa
Sculpture as a form of fine art was extremely popular in eastern countries. Not surprisingly, oriental motifs are closely intertwined with popular European techniques and approaches. The oriental statues and figurines reflects the earthly embodiment of paradise. This is a paradise place in which everyone will find peace and inspiration. Plots with famous rulers, philosophers and thinkers of eastern countries are also popular. Confucius, Avicenna, Buddha, Krishna, Genghis Khan, Zoroaster, Mahatma Gandhi and other famous historical figures often become the heroes of oriental statues. Eastern statues carry a hidden meaning that always eludes a bit of practical Europeans. Eastern philosophy, science and culture, like a magnet, have attracted the views of Europeans over the past few millennia. The intellectual searches carried out by representatives of ancient eastern civilizations embodied in the legendary philosophical movements: Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism. Famous representatives of these philosophical teachings are often represented in oriental statues. Oriental statues and figurines are often used in garden areas designed in the appropriate style: vases with flowers, bowls of dry fountains, mosaic columns, etc. You can buy oriental sculptures from different materials in our creative workshop. We will quickly and professionally make oriental statues and figurines according to your sketch.