BRONZE CAST SET of 2 BRONZE PEACOCK Door Handles (PUSH/PULL). Bronze cast figures with aged bronze finish. Bring blessings, serenity and spirituality to your home or office with this beautifully finished sculpture. This is a single unique set.I do not have another set nor can I obtain another. Our collection of siamese bronze items are all carefully hand selected each is unique in its design, finish and dimensions. Due to the natural origin of the material, please expect slight differences in the patina and color of the bronze finish. Patina is the green or brown film on the surface of the bronze material which is produced by oxidation over a long period.
You will receive the exact set as pictured. Peacocks are said to have the ability of eating poisonous plants without being affected by them.Because of that, they are synonimous with the great bodhisattvas. A bodhisattva is able to take delusions as the path toward liberation and transform the poisonous mind of ignorance, desire and hatred [moha, raga, dvesa] into the thought of enlightenment or bodhicitta, which opens colourfully like the peacocks' tail.
In jungles of poisonous plants strut the peacocks. Through medicine gardens of beauty lie near. The masses of peacocks do not find gardens pleasant. But thrive on the essence of poisonous plants.
In similar fashion the brave bodhisattvas. Remain in the jungle of worlds concern. No matter how joyful this world pleasure garden. These brave ones are never attracted to pleasures. But thrive in the jungle of suffering and pain.The mind of the sentient beings in this world is like a thick forest of desire and hatred. The pleasures and material possessions are like a beautiful medicinal garden. The brave-minded bodhisattvas, because of having realised the shortcomings of samsara, are not atracted to samsaric pleasures, just as the peacocks are not attracted to medicinal plants. The bodhisattvas, having the attitude of wishing only to work for sentient beings and not desiring any happiness for themselves, can utilise the poisonous thoughts of ignorance, desire, hatred and so forth in order to accomplish the works for sentient beings. Bu eating poison, the peacocks' body becomes healthy and beautiful. He is adorned with five feathers on the head, which symbolise the five paths of the boddhisattva and the attainment of the five Buddha families. They have beautiful colours, like blue, red, green and please other beings just by being seen.
Similarly, any body who sees a bodhisattva receives great happiness in his mind. The peacock's eating habits of eating poisonous plants do not cause harm to other beings. Similarly the bodhisattvas don not give the slightest harm to any other sentient beings. By eating poison the colours of his feathers become bright and his body healthy.Similarly, by taking all problems and suffering upon themselves, the bodhisattvas quickly purify the mental obscurations and develop their mind quickly, attaining higher and higher realization. Particularly peacocks symbolise the transmutting of desire into the path of liberation.
Therefor they are the vehicle of Buddha amitabha, who represents desire and attachment transmuted into the Wisdom of Discriminating Awareness. The item "Set of 2 Antique Bronze Buddhist Peacock Bird Door Handles Aged Green Patina" is in sale since Wednesday, January 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Figurines & Statues". The seller is "stringdollsuk" and is located in York. This item can be shipped worldwide.