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Avalokiteshvara Tsa Tsa [1]


This Tsa Tsa it shows a standing manifestation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara [Tibetan: spyan ras gzigs, སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས ] on a single layered lotus throne. It portraits him eight arms and 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 directions of space, the eleventh face representing the all-encompassing Buddha wisdom. Avalokiteshvara is portrayed with eight arms, representing the eight directions, and eleven heads, which also signify the eight directions as well as the three vertical divisions of top, middle, and bottom. The heads are arranged in a pyramid with three rows, ten of the heads peaceful and one ferocious representing Avalokiteshvara’s angry form, which is capped by the peaceful Buddha head of Amitabha.

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 rhe 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.

Left and right his Mantra »Oh Mane Padme hum« is depicted.

His face is rubbed off, otherwise no damage.


PropertyValue
Measurements: 3 x 1.7 x 0.4" | 7.6 x 4.2 x 1.0 cm
Price: 37 $ | 35 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
Age: Appr. late 18th / early 20th cent.
High resolution: Display [3.0 MB, 1914 x 3205 px.]
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