From Iran’s religion, the body of light was introduced to Buddhist iconography where the head and body are enclosed within a halo and an aureole, which likewise symbolize the “Buddha Light”, the immeasurable brilliance of truth and wisdom, as does the golden color of his body.
Buddhist sacred figures are often depicted seated upon throne or support which has a symbolic significance. Three basic forms can be explained for the Buddha Statue.
- Lion’s throne
- Rectangular or circular platform/throne
These symbols indicate his detachment from all things terrestrial and from the three dimensional world of phenomenon, of human action and suffering. It demonstrates the unshakable nature of absolute truth and wisdom, a state of utter tranquility from which emanates the enlightenment that leads the world to salvation.