Seishi Bosatsu, Sitting Buddha
Mahāsthāmaprāpta is the Indian (India) name for this “bodhisattva, one that represents the power of wisdom, often depicted in a trinity with Amitābha and Avalokiteśvara (Kannon), especially in Pure Land Buddhism. His name literally means “arrival of the great strength”.
A Bodhisattva is an enlightened being, who chooses to come back to earth and continue to help other sentient beings, to understand and choose the path of Buddhism. The Seishi Bosatsu is also called the Seishi Bodhisattva; he is one of the enlightened beings who “descend from Heaven” to welcome dying souls into Amida’s Pure Land.
Seishi is one of the two main attendants (kyōji 脇侍) of Amida Buddha. The other is the Bodhisattva Kannon, represented as female, also known as the Goddess of Compassion. In Japan, the three appear in a popular grouping known as the Amida Sanzon or Amida Triad: the Amida Nyorai in the center, Seishi Bosatsu to the right (representing wisdom), and the Kannon Bodhisattva to the left (representing compassion).
Our statues are made to look and feel like bronze, but are finely cast in a zinc-based alloy, in Japan. They have meticulous detail and come boxed, with a detailed explanation.
The Seishi Bosatsu sits on a lotus blossom and is 6″ tall: $225 plus $20 shipping within the continental U.S.