Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

10.18 Milarepa

Scenes of his Life

Full  View 1. He sings about the conditions of human existence 2. Then explanations are given of feats that the pupils are curious about, e. g. how the body can fall down into a ravine, and be fastened to a tree without being seriously hurt 3. Milarepa explains how he conquered the four Maras [devils] 4. He preached the Law for the six classes of being 5. Questions and answers of his puplils on the preaching of the Law to the six classes of being 6. Naturally the teacher's unusual powers greatly impress the disciples. Sebanraspa tries to fly too. He can lift his feet above the ground but he cannot accomplish genuine flight 7. It seems that Mila fells down from a rock. He throws stones into the deep 8. Another time spectacular phenomena are seen in the saint's sleeping-place: now light, now a flame, a rainbow, water, gold, and other things 9. TsangNyön Heruka. who has collected and compiled Milarepa's life story and the hundreds of thousands of songs 10. U Nyön, a contemporary of Tsang Nyöns 11. White Tara 12. Yidam Chakrasamvara together with his female consort Vajravarahi 13. Geshe Tsakphuwa prostrates before Milarepa 14. Lama Caphugpa is envious of Mila's fame, and sceptical of his qualities. He feigns reverence, but secretly promises bis concubine a fine turquoise, should she succeed in poisoning Mila 15. Mila sees through the plot, and knows what she is doing. However, he accepts the poisoned food 16. He comforts the woman who suddenly realizes that she has loaded a lot of bad karma doing this 17. The donator of the 19 Thangkas: Pälsang Dorje 18. Dharma Raja [Chos-rgyal-nans-grub]

This sophisticated and elegant painting comes from a famous series of nineteen Thangkas on the life of Milarepa obtained in Beijing in 930 by the Sven Hedin expedition.

Measurements: 23.6 x 36.2" | 60 x 92 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal
Color: Color Version
Material: Natural Stone Colors