Chenrezig Thangka, Buddha of Compassion

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Thangka Description

Material: Hand painted in Nepal by a Talented Nepalese artist on Cotton Canvas with Silk Brocade

Painting L x H: 20 x 30 inches

Scroll L x H:  34.5 x 57 inches

  • Chenrezig (Tibetan) or Avalokiteshvara (Sanskrit) is a Bodhisattva who is the embodiment of boundless loving-kindness and compassion
  • Of all the deities in Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Chenrezig, is one of the most popular and celebrated
  • His upper hands hold prayer beads and a lotus; the lower ones, poised in a hand gesture of prayer, clasp the wish-fulfilling jewel at his heart. This jewel embodies bodhicitta, the altruistic aspiration to attain highest Enlightenment in order to save all beings from misery and establish them in perfect happiness
  • A Bodhisattva is a person, either human or divine (occasionally animal) who has abandoned all selfish concern and seeks only the ultimate liberation and happiness of all living beings. Avalokiteshvara is one of the most popular of the hundreds of bodhisattvas commonly depicted in Mahayana Buddhist art.
  • In the lower right of the painting is a wrathful deity Vajrapani, who embodies the sacred power of the Buddhas. Vajrapani is a great protector of Buddhism
  • In the lower left of the painting sits Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Supreme Wisdom. He holds the Book of Wisdom and the flaming sword that cuts the roots of ignorance and misery
  • The three deities together —Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, and Vajrapani—are the Three Great Protectors (Tibetan: rig sum gonpo) representing Wisdom, Compassion, and Sacred Power respectively
  • In this Thangka the Godesses of compassion are seen above, White Tara and Green Tara with Amitabha Buddha of Infinite light in the center above the head of Chenrezig
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