Once the succession of Tibetan gurus and disciples had reached significant proportions, it became a popular custom to represent such spiritual genealogies in the form of a cosmic world tree uniting all the saints, buddhas, and deities of the order concerned. This special kind of Thangka is called in Tibetan language "krung rabs".
A refuge host field tree is a form that Tibetan Buddhists visualize as present in the sky of inner vision when they meditate at any level of the path.
In the centre Padmasambhava is seated on a lotos throne. Up at the top of the picture we saw the blue colored Buddha Samantabhadra with his female consort Samantabhadri [white].
The brown colored goddess with bow and arrow in the bottom row is called "Rahu, the Planet". He has a snake´s body with a large, gaping mouth in his belly, which emits an effluvium of illness. His torso and four arms are covered with eyes [one thousands is the number given in texts].
The fierce, winged deities [blue and red colors] in the row above him are five different manifestations of the fierceful Heruka.
Above the center Heruka manifestation we see three of the five Dhyani Baddhas [from left to right: Amoghasiddhi, Ratnasambava and Vairocana].
This icon is thus a major tool of practice as well as an object of veneration and worship.
|Measurements:||20.5 x 28.3 " | 52 x 72 cm|
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|Material:||Natural Stone Colors|
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