The painting depicts the meditation Buddha or the Lotus Buddha as Buddha in this position resembles a lotus flower. The lotus besides being a symbol of purity was also the symbolic vehicle that led the Buddha to Nirvana. The Lotus Buddha has the hands resting gently on the lap while the legs are crossed. This position is commonly used for meditation and is known as the lotus position. The lotus flower is rich with symbolic meaning in Buddhism. It is a symbol of Bodhi, a state of spiritual perfection and complete mental purity, the pacification of our base nature.