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Thangka Padmasambhava, Dorje Drolod

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Guru Padmasambhava is the master of wisdom and skillful means who was so important in bringing the Vajrayana tradition to Tibet in the past. He founded a living tradition which is still thriving today. Known as the Lotus-Born Lord and the Precious Guru, he was and is very well known for his yogic powers which enabled him to tame all kinds of hostile beings. In the eighth century, in turbulent Tibet, he was invited by the king of Tibet, Trisong Detsen. Since the Buddhist abbot Shantarakshita encountered too many obstacles in building the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet, Samye. Padmasambhava propagated the swift path of the adamantine vehicle for lay yogis and monks to overcome the inner obstacles of afflictive emotions and delusion and the outer obstacles of disharmony and demonic antagonism.

Here Guru Rinpoche is shown in the manifestation of Dorje Drolod. He is residing in the cemetery Pile of the Worlds in Khotan. Where he is teaching the Dharma to the dakinis for 5 years.
The teachings of Guru Padmasambhava have been held purely and precisely in lineages of oral transmission, revealed treasures the terma tradition, and pure visions. Thus they remain as vital to practitioners of today as they were twelve hundred years ago. Collectively these lineages form the Nyingma-,or old school of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism.
The thangka is A3 painted with red pigment ink on golden gouache.

 

 

Image details
Image size
1380x2128px 2.53 MB
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-LX2
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Oct 14, 2010, 2:46:39 PM
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