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Tsonkhapa Tsa Tsa [2]

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This tsa tsa shows the founder of the Gelug [yellow hat] order Tsongkhapa [Tibetan: rje tsong kha pa blo bzang grags pa - རྗེ་ཙོང་ཁ་པ་བློ་བཟང་གྲགས་པ་] sitting on a single layered lotus throne.

Tsongkhapa is shown here with the gestures and implements that came to typify him in representations. He is making the teaching gesture, each handholding a stem of lotus between thumb and forefinger. The lotus stalks rise behind him. They support, respectively, a volume of the Transcendent Wisdom Sutra on his left.

Tsongkhapa ["The man from Tsongkha", [* 1357 † 1419], usually taken to mean "the Man from Onion Valley", was a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism whose activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.

He is also known by his ordained name Losang Drakpa [Wylie: blo bzang grags pa] or simply as "Je Rinpoche

Measurements: 1.5 x 1.4 x 0.2" | 3.8 x 3.5 x 0.5 cm
Price: 38 $ | 35 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
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