Buddha Statue Stone Carving Tiger-eye Polished Decorator Rock
This is flashy gold chatoyant Tiger-eye or Tiger's Eye hand carved into a gorgeous Buddha figurine.
This amazing unique gemstone Buddha carving is 9 inches long by 5.5 inches tall and 2 inches at its thickest.
Tiger's Eye is a quartz usually with rich yellow and brown stripes, but can be red or blue. It contains oriented fibers of crocidolite that have been replaced by silica.
The fibers are twisted or crumpled instead of straight, reminiscent of sand and sunlight. Tiger's Eye is also vitreous (hard, unbend-able and glass-like).
With its strong chatoyance, the gemstone gets its name from its resemblance to the eye of a tiger.
This Tiger-eye comes from South Africa.
Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual teacher from ancient India and the founder of Buddhism. Buddhists generally recognize him as the Supreme Buddha.
It is believed he was born as a royal prince sometime in the sixth century BC in what is now known as Nepal.
According to tradition, the Buddha emphasized ethics and spiritual understanding. He questioned the average person's notions of divinity and salvation.
The Buddhist system of insight and meditation is not believed to have been revealed through a God, but by the understanding of the true nature of the mind, which must be discovered by personally treading a spiritual path guided by the Buddha's teachings.
"Buddha" means "Awakened One", or "Enlightened One”, someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they really are. Every living being has the same basic wish – to be happy and to avoid suffering!
Metaphysical properties of Tiger-eye: Tiger's Eye is said to be a stone of protection that is also very grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger's eye is also a very protective stone, and is especially protective during travel.