Red Chenrezig in Consort Thangka
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Tibetan Thangka painting depicting Chenrezig is perfect for various home décor ideas! This 100% hand-drawn Thangka painting made in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal can be decorated as an elegant and eccentric wall hanging in your home or office being a centrepiece of attention. It can also be placed on your family altar for meditation purposes as well as spiritual and emotional healing, attracting benevolent energy of the Tibetan Buddhist art.
- Masterpiece Quality Thangka
- Dimensions: 82 x 58 cm
- Materials: Tibetan Colors With 24 Carat Gold and Semi-Precious Natural Minerals mixed with Hide Glue
- Canvas: Organic Cotton
- Origin: Nepal
Red Chenrezig, whose practice as a Highest Yoga Tantra yidam deity is of particular importance in the Kagyu Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. In this thangka, it is coral-red in color, with one face and four arms, and he sits in vajra-posture upon a white moon disc and a multicolored lotus.
Of all the deities in Mahayana Buddhism, the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Chenrezig, is one of the most celebrated. He is the lord gifted with complete enlightenment, who refrains from entering the blissful state of nirvana to remain here below and save the living being of the earth. This devotion to the salvation of others emphasizes the profound compassion.
Compassion for others had always been regarded as a virtue in early Buddhism, but it had a somewhat subordinate place to wisdom. In Mahayana Buddhism, compassion received an equal emphasis with wisdom, perhaps because the Mahayana was more consciously universal and covered a wider sector of society. In this view of the world, all men and women, not just those leading a monastic life, could achieve nirvana.