New Jersey Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center
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.
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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 reclining position.
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 nation.
Landmark by Township Council Proclamation