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Avalokiteshvara Tsa Tsa [1]

Front Side

This Tsa Tsa it shows a standing manifestation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara [Tibetan: spyan ras gzigs, སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས ] on a double layered lotus throne. It portraits him with eleven faces. Ten of his faces indicates his attainment of the ten Bodhisattva stages, with the eleventh face, the fave od Amitabha, inicating his being ther incarnation od the iniversal compassion of all Buddhas. The ten faces may also stand for his looking after beeings throughout the ten directins of space, the eleventh face representing the all-encompassing Buddha wisdom.

It is a simplified representation of the 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara, dispensing with the 992 arms with the gesture of munificence. He holds in the pair of hands in front of the chest the »Wish-fulfilling Cintamani« wishing jewel.

Avalokiteshvara is the archangelic Bodhisattva of Great Compassion. His vast vows to save all beings are said by the texts to be inconceivable. With his special mantra, »OM MANI PADME HUM« [»Hail the lewel in the lotus!«], he travels to all realms of the universe in his tireless quest to deliver beings from suffering. In one of his special sutras, the Jewel-Casket Array [Karandavyuha], he actually descends to the hells of Yama. From the fingers of his thousand arms [different manifestation], magic waters flowed and cooIed the flames of the molten iron realm.

Measurements: 3 x 1.6 x 0.7" | 7.5 x 4.0 x 1.8 cm
Price: 37 $ | 35 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
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