Chenrezig Thangka (CT1)
Chenrezig is the bidhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas .He is the most widely revered bodhisattva on in Buddhism. Chenrezig is considered the earthly manifestation of the self born, eternal Buddha, Amitabha.
In the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon of enlightened beings,Chenrezig si renowned as the embodiment of the compassion. As Chenrezing, He is considered the patron Bodhisattva of Tibet, and his meditation is practiced in all the great lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.
The most common form of Chenrezig is the four-armed one in vijra-mudra. His first pair of hands is folded and there lies a jewel in those folded hands. The jewel symbolizes bodhichitta which is the treasure of supreme merits. The folding of hands near the heart symbolizes supplication the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the ten directions. He holds a crystal rosary in his second right hand which symbolizes liberating sentient beings from cyclic existence with ideal means and aspirations. He is holding a white lotus flower in his second left hand symbolizes his profound wisdom that realized the nature of emptiness.
In one of the teaching on the Chenresing Sadhana,It is mentioned that ‘The four arms and hand signify the four immeasurable : Immeasurable living kindness, immeasurable compassion, joy and equanimity. The skin of the deer draped over his left chest symbolizes his compassion heart towards all sentient beings.
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