prá bpaang tà-wăai nêt
วันอาทิตย์ - wan aa-tít top
"In Pensive Thought"
(พระปางถวายเนตร - prá bpaang tà-wăai nêt)
stands with hands held down in front of the body. The left hand is
covered by the right. This attitude represents the period after the
Buddha had realized enlightenment. He achieved the enlightened state as
he sat under a pipal or
poh tree (ต้นโพ - dtôn poh)
for seven days in deep meditation. It is said
he then stood for a longer period in deep meditation.
prá bpaang hâam yâat
|Monday - วันจันทร์ - wan jan top
Monday buddha (พระปางห้ามญาติ - prá
bpaang hâam yâat) can be represented with three different
"Perserving Relatives" stands
hand raised; this was the posture of Buddha when he persuaded disputing
family members to peacefully compromise. "Forbidding the
Sandalwood" refers to the time when Buddha halted a
sandalwood image in his likeness from rising off an altar; it is a
standing image with the left hand raised.
over Passions" is a standing image with both hands raised;
this is from the parable of Buddha performing a miracle by calming the
prá bpaang săi-yâat
|Tuesday - วันอังคาร -
wan ang-kaan top
"Reaching Nirvana" (พระปางไสยาสน์ - prá
bpaang săi-yâat) reclining on the right side, toes even,
indicates his death. Religious
texts state that the Buddha entered parinibbana on this day of the
week. His final words to his disciples were, "As a flame blown
out by the wind goes to rest and cannot be defined so the wise man
freed from individuality goes to rest and cannot be defined. Gone
beyond all images gone beyond the power of words", Sutta
prá bpaang ôom bàat
|Wednesday day time -
วันพุธ กลางวัน - wan póot glaang wan top
Click here if you are born evening time.
(พระปางอุ้มบาตร - prá bpaang ôom bàat)
is a standing Buddha image holding
an alms bowl. After four years in his ministry, Buddha journeyed to
visit his father, younger brother and son. His father was appalled when
Buddha begged for food
holding an alms bowl. Buddha
calmed his father informing him that the descendants of Buddhas had to
perform pindabat (บิณฑบาต), that is, to be available to followers
who devotedly brought food. Until today, the virtue of giving is strong
among Buddhist followers.
prá bpaang bpàa lay-lai
evening - วันพุธ
กลางคืน - wan póot glaang keun top
(พระปางป่าเลไลย์ - prá bpaang bpàa lay-lai) is wednesday image for the
evening. When Buddha sought solitude to meditate undisturbed, the
animals of the forest brought him nourishment. Thus it is usual to see
in temple gardens, a seated Buddha image with an elephant offering a
bowl of fruit and an approaching monkey offering a honeycomb.
prá bpaang dtràt róo rĕu
|Thursday - วันพฤหัสบดี - wan prí-hàt-bà-dee top
"The Meditating Buddha" (พระปางตรัสรู้หรือปางสมาธ - prá bpaang dtràt róo
rĕu bpaang sà-màat) in a
sitting pose is a reminder of the classic posture for meditation. The
full lotus with both soles upward and visible, the hands resting in the
lap, right above left with all fingers extended, palms upward. In this
position, some meditators feel the body is receptive to energy entering
through the top of the head and through the open palms.
prá bpaang ram peung
|Friday - วันศุกร์ - wan sòok top
The "Contemplating Buddha" (พระปางรำพึง - prá bpaang ram peung) stands
with hands resting across the chest, the right hand covering the left.
The pose implies a complete spiritual transformation. A benevolent
tranquility expresses the equanimity obtained through Vipassana
meditation. The meditative practice develops clear seeing by training
the faculties through direct experience.
prá bpaang nâak bpròk
|Saturday - วันเสาร์ - wan săo top
"Protected by the Naga King", (พระปางนาคปรก - prá bpaang nâak bpròk)
the Buddha image sits on a large coiled serpent which rises to protect
him from a raging storm. The Buddha sits in profound meditation,
unaware of the tumult, as he is lifted over the rising waves by the
King of Nagas.