Shakyamuni means "the wise of Shakyas". He is
the historical Buddha. He was born 2250 years ago and showed
us how can we attain perfection, a state where we are fearless,
experience constant joy and unfold active compassion. In
other words he showed us how to develop the qualities inherent
in all beings.
He wears the traditional three-piece robe of the Buddhist
monks. His right hand is touching the earth ("…the
earth is my witness that I reached enlightenment"),
he rests his left hand in meditation posture in his lap.