This beautiful woodcraft shy woman statue has inspired by Bali, Shy Yogi or Weeping Buddha also called the “Shy Man” Statue.
Inspiration by the legend of the shy man Buddha
There are numerous interpretations of the sculpture’s significance or narrative. One version is that this sculpture represents the need for introspection of one’s self, one’s own mind, and not the physical world around us. Another says the Weeping Buddha is crying for all the pain and suffering in the world. One says the Shy Yogi assumes the fetal position and presses his forehead to his hands in a pose said to awaken the mystical third eye. Yet another says the Weeping Yogi is in eternal mourning and sadness after learning of the death of his own son who he unknowingly killed in battle.
The story of Bali Weeping Buddha
We all know the story of Siddharta Gautama. He was a prince who saw the troubles of the world, and instead of sheltering himself behind the walls of his kingdom, left behind all that he knew to seek the truth of the universe. But did you know that there are hundreds of tales about the Buddha before and after this. The tales range from his past lives to his road of trials. The story of the weeping Buddha takes place in a past life.
The tale of the weeping Buddha has been around for centuries. It goes like this. The Warrior Buddha, with campaigns left to wage, left his home for many years. He left his son with it. When he came back, years later, another battle was waged against an adversary at home. Buddha Buddha wore a mask and the other warrior wore a mask. Neither warrior ever got the best of the other. After facing each other on numerous occasions, the Buddha finally killed the other in battle. After the victorious warrior removed the mask of his now deceased opponent, he realized he had just killed his long lost son. It was then that the warrior Buddha became the weeping Buddha and renounced violence. He proclaimed the virtues of helping the young, sick, and old; that compassion is the highest of all virtues.
The weeping Buddha statue is symbolic of the warrior suffering the anguish and pain of killing his very own son. Many people will use the weeping Buddha while meditating. By rubbing his back you are allowing him to absorb your pain. You are giving your worries, fears, hurt, and pain to the weeping Buddha, allowing him to take your pain and the pain of all humankind so that nobody else will suffer from sorrow as he did.
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 converting little antique artifacts such as old stamps and antique toys into Benjarong or Porcelain plates. Then Mr.Danvirunhavanich began to open his own antique shop which was 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 took 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!