Tsa'tsas (pron. za-zas) are traditional relief images of Buddhist deities and are used in Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice. They are sacred objects because they represent the various forms of the Buddha. Looking upon a tsa'tsa is thought to purify the mind, remove obstacles and bestow merit. Tsa'tsas may also be given to those who are ill and dedicated to the deceased.
According to Buddhist scriptures, Maitreya is prophesied as the Buddha of the Future. He will be the successor of the historic Buddha Shakyamuni at a time when the dharma has been completely forgotten on Earth. His name is derived from the Sanskrit word maitri (Pali, metta) meaning "lovingkindness". Maitreya will be the fifth Buddha of the present kalpa and his arrival will occur after the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha are no longer practiced.
The Maitreya Buddha tsa'tsa statue is handcrafted of durable resin and finished with a warm cream colored glaze that resembles antique ivory. Made in the USA.
3" w x 2 3/4" d x 4 1/4" h