In Zen Buddhism it is said of snow that each flake falls in its appropriate place. Think of snow falling, as in a snowstorm. As each flake falls, it is added to its brothers and sisters. Together, they cover the ground. They muffle and blanket the landscape, seemingly changing it, concealing it and protecting it. Yet, the ground is still there under the snow. The ground hasn’t changed. It’s still there, just being.
A zen student once asked his master, “What did you do before enlightenment?” The master answered, “I chopped wood and carried water.” The student then asked “What did you do after enlightenment?” The master answered, “I chopped wood and carried water.” This is the truth of the snow and the ground.
This unique snow globe features the Buddha sitting on a lotus flower, surrounded by sparkling gold flurries. Each component is designed with an exquisite attention to detail. The globe is hand blown glass. The figure of the Buddha is hand cast and hand painted. The four-inch-diameter globe is the perfect size to fit in the hand, allowing you to contemplate the appropriateness of being any time you choose.