About the statue
This appears to be an antique carved tree stump of Sariputra (Sariputta), a top disciple of the Buddha. He is entirely hand-carved and hand-painted and wearing a robe that had been intentionally made. One foot has a gap appearing as though this sculpture is two pieces and the foot was added this way intentionally. A remarkable showcase piece that suits your house. Made of wood which will make your room look peaceful and classic as the Sariputra is a symbol of peace of mind.
One of the greatest Lord Buddha’s disciples “Sariputra”
Sariputra was one of the top disciples of the Buddha. He is considered the first of the Buddha’s two chief male disciples, together with Maudgalyayana. Sariputra had a key leadership role in the ministry of the Buddha and is considered in many Buddhist schools to have been important in the development of the Buddhist Abhidharma (ancient Buddhist texts). He occurs often in Mahayana sutras and is employed as a contrast to symbolize the Hinayana school of Buddhism in various sutras.
– Right Buddha’s side : Sariputra
– Left Buddha’s side : Maudgalyayana
A brief story of Sariputra
Buddhist texts relate that Sariputra and Maudgalyayana were childhood friends who became spiritual wanderers in their youth. After having searched for spiritual truth with other contemporary teachers, they came into contact with the teachings of the Buddha and ordained as monks under him, after which the Buddha declared the friends his two chief disciples. Sariputra was said to have attained enlightenment as an arhat two weeks after ordination. As chief disciple Sariputra assumed a leadership role in the Sangha, doing tasks like looking after monks, assigning them objects of meditation, and clarifying points of doctrine. He was the first disciple the Buddha allowed to ordain other monks.
Yaowarat Antique : The Antique shop
“Yaowarat Antique” located in Yaowarat Street known as the old town of Bangkok has been open for over 30 years. Started by the family of “Danvirunhavanich”. By having a passion for collecting little antique items such as old stamps, and antique toys into Benjarong or Porcelain plates. Then Mr.Danvirunhavanich began to open his own antique shop which at first named “Chiva sart” meaning “The lesson of life”. After the retirement of Mr.Danvirunhavanich, “Tee” known as “Tee Yaowarat” : son of Mr.Danvirunhavanich has taken over to take care of this antique shop. Yaowarat Antique Shop is a popular-oriented antique store among Bangkokian people. Many of their antiques have a unique southeast Asian and Thai style. For those who love Asian antiques, once you come to Bangkok, it’s a must to visit this place!