'The Enlightened One' is a symbol of love, compassion and salvation. There are many variants of Buddhism but they are all motivated by the quest to attain a long-lasting state of contentment through mental, spiritual and moral development.
The position of Buddha's hands have powerful symbolic meaning. His left hand symbolises, offering, giving, welcoming, charity, compassion and sincerity. His raised right hand symbolises protection, benevolence and peace, and the dispelling of fear.
The wheels on Buddha's hands represent the Wheel of Buddhist law, the endless cycle of birth and rebirth. Buddha's lotus throne is a symbol of his purity.