This resin formed Medicine Buddha statue holds in his right hand the stem of the Aruna fruit or Myrobalan between thumb and forefinger. The left hand rests on his lap, holding a jar of medicine. Gautam Buddha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was born to the Earth as the son of King Kapilvastu. Having observed the natural phenomenon of birth, sickness, old age, and death he realized that nothing on this earth in permanent. His search for truth led him away from his kingdom and all civilization. After deep meditation he returned to deliver speeches on non violence, brotherhood and love for all humankind. A gorgeous statue for your home altar or other sacred space. Made in Nepal. Fair trade. 5.5"