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11.35 Guru Dorje Drolo / Guru Dragpo [4]

Padmasambhava Manifestation

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This Thangka belongs to the Nyingma school, it shows a manifestation of »Guru Dragpo« [Tib.: གུ་རུ་དྲག་པོ་] or »Dorje Drolo« [Tib. གུ་རུ་རྡོ་རྗེ་གྲོ་ལོད་] a wrathful meditation form of Padmasambhava. He is a protector of the Dharma and a destroyer of obstacles on the path to enlightenment. He stands in front a flaming aureole holding a ritual tool, the vajra in his right and a phurba in his left hand. He wears a crown adorned with skulls and a garland of severed heads.

There are several variants of him. The depiction does not correspond to the classical form of »Dorje Dragpo« [where, for example, a scorpion is among his attributes]. On this thangka he holds a Vajra / Dorje in his right and a phurbu in his left hand.

Guru Dragpo [the »Wrathful Spiritual Teacher«] manifested in this form when he received teachings from Vajravarahi and several other dakinis. His various practices arise from the terma or »Revealed Treasure« traditions of the Tibetan Nyingma School, where certain deities arise from the outer, inner, and secret manifestations of »Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava«



Our Dorje Drolo / Guru Dragpo Thangkas
 

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Measurements: 24.8 x 39.4" | 63 x 100 cm
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