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Guru Tsangye (gu ru mtshan brgyad) Padmasambhava thangka

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Guru Tsangye (gu ru mtshan brgyad). The eight special forms representing eight different events, time periods and locations in the life story of Padmasambhava.

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Guru Tsangye (gu ru mtshan brgyad). The eight special forms representing eight different events, time periods and locations in the life story of Padmasambhava. There are several different numbers systems and additional images of Padmasambhava. The twelve figure system recounting twelve different events in his life is popularly used in conjunction with the celebration of the lunar 10th day each month and the creation of the Tibetan yearly calendar.

Among eight manifestations, six were peaceful in appearance while two were wrathful. Guru Padmasambhava has manifested in different forms as per situation demands as mostly during tempting the evil spirits in order to flourish Buddhism.
The eight manifestation were:
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->Guru Tshokye Dorji: Vajra/Thunderbolt-holder, shown in the dark blue colour attire of the Sambhogakaya and depicted in union with consort.

->Guru Shakya Sengye: The Lion of Sakyas who learns the Tantric practices of the eight Vidyadharas. He is shown as a fully ordained Buddhist monk.

->Guru Pema Gyalpo: The lotus prince of Uddiyana is shown looking like a young crowned prince or king.

->Guru Pema Jungney: Lotus arisen, the saviour who taught Dharma to people. He is portraited sitting on a lotus, dressing in the three robes of a monk, under which he wears a blue shirt, pants and heavy Tibetan boots, as protection against the cold. He holds the diamond scepter of compassionate love in his right hand and the yogi’s skull-bowl of clear wisdom in his left.

->Guru Loden Chokse of Kashmir, the Intelligent Youth, the one who gathers the knowledge of all worlds. He is shown in princely clothes, beating a hand-drum and holding a skull-bowl.

->Guru Nyima Ozer – the sun ray Yogi, who illuminates the darkness of the mind through the insight of dzogchen. He is shown as a naked yogi dressed only in a loin-cloth and holding a Khatvanga which points towards the sun.

->Guru Dorji Drolo: The fierce manifestation of Vajrakilaya, known as “Diamond Guts” and the comforter of all, imprinting the elements with Wisdom-Treasure.

->Guru Singye Dradog – the Lion debate, promulgator of the Dharma throughout the six realms of sentient beings.

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Size

20 x 30 inches

Materials used

High quality organic cotton canvas with 24k golds used. Himalayan mineral colors used

Origin

Handmade by senior artist

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