At the shop in Japan where I bought this statue the girl told me of its significance. I rub it with boiled lenseed oil every now and then. I identify with the buddha's progress toward his goal.
I do not sell these statues, but you can Google weeping buddha and find the people who do.
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The weeping buddha statue has many different stories
surrounding it. "There were two warriors
who confronted each other in numerous battles. Both of
them wore masks and never saw each other's face. After
many such encounters the older warrior killed the
younger one. Upon removing his mask he discovered he
had killed his own long lost son. The weeping buddha
is the warrior filled with sorrow. By touching the
back of the buddha one is supposed to pass all of his
sorrow on to the weeping buddha, thus making life a
Also known as: The Humble Buddha, The Sleeping Buddha,
& The Weeping Buddha. In Bali, young wood carvers begin
their apprenticeship by learning to carve the Shy
Yogi. References are found to this meditation posture
in many cultural traditions, from ancient Egyptian to
Native American. By assuming the fetal position and
pressing the forehead against the hands or arms, it is
believed the third eye is activated and opened. It is
a very centering and peaceful posture.
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