For a safe and sheltered home, the Orang Malu, also known as the "Weeping Yogi", is a dependable protector against all evil influences. It is placed in the direction of the respective entrance door, so that only the good and welcome guests enter. If you stroke it on its head, it means you come in peace and with good intentions.
The orang malu is an Indonesian Buddha figure, an evolving baddhisatva still seeking perfection. He weeps over the suffering and misery of this earth, is ashamed of his imperfection and is able to protect us in this desperate posture and to liberate ourselves a little from our needs.
The humble posture, huddled together, introverted, ultimately leads him on the path of happiness and peace.
The yoga posture of the orang malu must be viewed from all sides to understand the profound interpretation:
The face from the front is the eternal rebirth of life. His back symbolizes the energy and power of the human heart. Here, the Buddha is caressed and turned to the sky, the back transfers new, pure life energy to us. The two sides show a fetus, symbol of purity, innocence and sinlessness. We can identify with the unborn and look forward to a straight, carefree, hopeful journey into the future.
The whole power of meditation is symbolized by the circular, closed posture.
Caress your Orang Malu carefully over the head, share in his grief over this, our earth. With his power and humility he will also relieve us and bring us peace and quiet.
Production and material:
The stone sculptures go through a high-quality and special process of manual production in Indonesia. Two parts of fine sand and one part of cement are mixed together; This is the only part of the production for which machines are used. The modeling, working out of the ornaments, coloring and sealing is done by hand. Above all, the artist, who produces the casting mould does an excellent manual work.
Our cast stone sculptures are frost resistant. We recommend setting up the sculptures in a gravel bed so that the water can drain well. The high quality of the stone casting ensures the durability of the product even in winter.