The back of this simple Turquoise/polymer statue is engraved with the mantra Om Ah Hum, which could be interpreted to mean 'the transformative blessings of the body, speech and mind of all the Buddhas.' The historical Buddha, or Enlightened One, was born in 563 B.C. in Nepal. Through profound meditation he attained enlightenment or Nirvana. His teachings of these realizations are known as the Dharma. They revealed a path to release us from our world of suffering or Samsara.