This painting shows Padmasambhava in his Glorious Copper Mountain Paradise on a continent to the southwest of India. He is said to reign here until the end of time, protecting beeings of the southern continent from the harmful influences of sky demons and jungle trolls. The paradise is said to be on the Chamara [Yak-Tail] Island, one of two said to flank India, and it is knwn as the domain of the cannibal trolls [rakshasas].
In the center of the continent is a great sea from which rises a mountain with a palace on top, where Padmasambhava in various forms teaches the sutras, reveals the tantras, per-forms initiations, and explains the deeds that bind beings to evolution and those that set them free.
The three-storied palace is called a Three-Buddha-Body Mansion, as te first story sym-bolizes the Emanation Body, the second, the Beatific Body, and the top, the Truth Body.
In the third story the Bodhisattvas of the three times Manjushri, Avalokiteshara and Vajrapani [from left to right] are depicted.
The palace is surrounded by a wall whose gates are guarded by the Four Heavenly Kings, with only three visible. Dhrtarashtra of the east holding the lute in central position, Virudhaka of the south wit the flaming sword at the left gate, and Vaishravana of the north at the right with banner and mongoose.
Flowering leafy foliage surrounds the palace, which is placed above a mountain, rendered as small hills and a cliff above the waters where four Dakinis on red and white lotus flowers offer homage to the abode of the great Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava.
|Measurements:||20.9 x 28" | 53 x 71 cm|
|Shipment:||Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal|
|Material:||Natural Stone Colors|