Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Phra Leela


Phra Leela  is the image of the Buddha representing his descent from the Tavatimsha Heaven, to which he had risen in order to preach to his mother. Normally it is in the form of a figure that seems to have come to a momentary pause mid-stride, one heel raised while the other foot is firmly planted on the ground, one hand lifted in a gesture of giving instruction or dispelling fear, while the other arm is naturally at its side. This is also known as Abbhaya mudra, the mudra of no fear. In Theravadan Buddhism, a mudra is a symbolic gesture or symbol. This gesture of Phra Leela means dispelling of fear, peace, protection as well as benevolence.

Phra Leela brings good fortune and wealth to the wearer. A wearer will have the ability to see good opportunities as well as obtaining them. Phra Leela will help a wearer to walk through obstacles in life as well protecting them from danger. Business people will see that there is a lot of help obtained in their business as well as the luck of attracting people of higher power.