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Buddha Akshobhya Tsa Tsa

This square Tsa Tsa shows Buddha Akshobhya [Tibetan: མི་བསྐྱོད་པ - mi bskyod pa]. In the base of his lion's throne, one can see two small elephants [his mount] on the right and left.

Seed Syllable HUNGIn the four corners different seed syllables are shown. Clearly visible are »Ta« in the lower left, »Bha« in the lower right, and an »Om« in the upper left. The Seed syllable in the upper right is no longer recognisable. Presumably his main syllable »hung« is shown in the left of this description. Furthermore a Tibetan inscription [Presumably his mantra] embraces Akshobhya archly.

Akshobhya is second Thatagata [Dhyani] Buddha. He is represented seated, like other Thatagata-Buddhas, with legs locked and feet apparent [lotus posture]. His hand lies on his lap in meditation mudra [posture]. His right touches the earth with the tips of the outstretched fingers, the palm turned inward. In the base of his lion throne you can see a small elephant [his assigned mount] on each side. In addition, one sees in the left hand his symbol a vertical held vajra / dorje.

This is called bhumisparsa or witness mudra, and is the same pose of the hands that of the historic Buddha Sakyamuni, when representing his invoking the earth to bear witness that he had resisted the temptation of the Evil Mara.

Measurements: 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.6" | 5.5 x 5.5 x 1.4 cm
Price: 43 $ | 40 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
Age: 19th cent.
High resolution: Display [0,3 MB, 1180 x1180 px.]
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