Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

11.4 Guru Nyima Oeser [1]

Manifestation of Padmasambhava

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During Guru Rinpoches Padmasambhava´s long life of many centuries, he had a phase of living in charnel grounds, where he performed the ascetic ans ecstatic yogas of a great adept. His manifestation at that time is called Guru Nyima Oeser or Guru Suryaprabha (="sunrays"), one of his eight manifestations.He wears the jewelled skull-crown, earrings, necklace, armlets, bracelets, anklets, and tigerskin dhoti, as ell as the bone apron.

These symbolize his attainment of the six transcendent virtues as ell as his mastery of the subtle subjectivity of universal bliss. He holds his kathvanga adept´s staff, its trident tip symbolizing his control of the three channels of the yogic subtle nervous system.

Its skull, freshly severed head, and shrunken head symbolizing his transmutation of death, the between state, and life into the three buddha-bodies of truth, beatitude, and emanation; its small vase symbolizing the transmutation of the energy passions into wisdom; and its vajra cross below the vase symbolizing the omnipresence of his voidness-realizing, compassionate orgasmic bliss.

His left hand is held down in the mild threat gesture, as he delicately holds the lasso that he uses to control evil spirits, harnessing even them to work of goodness.

Source: "World of Transformation" by Marylin Rhie and Robert A. F. Thurman, published in 1999 by Tibet House, New York in association with "The Shelly and Donald Rubin Foundation".

Measurements: 16.5 x 24.8" | 42 x 63 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal
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Material: Natural Stone Colors