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Avalokiteshvara Lokeshvar Tsa Tsa [7]

Front Side Side View [1] Side View [2] Back Mantra 'Oh Mani Padme Hum' Three seed Syllables 'Oh - Ah - Hum'

This Tsa Tsa it shows the fourarmed Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Lokeshvar or Shadakshari [Tibetan: spyan ras gzigs, སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས] on a double lotus throne.

Avalokiteshvara Lokeshvar is also called the Great Conduct Bodhisattva, a name that reflects his practice of Buddhism through his famous Ten Great Vows. The six Tibetan syllables at the top are the Mantra of compassion »Om Mani Padme Hum« [jewel in the lotus], which belongs to Avalokiteshvara. Probably the most famous mantra of Buddhism is Om Mani Padme Hum , the six syllable mantra of Avalokiteshvara.

This mantra is particularly associated with the four-armed Shadakshari form of Avalokiteshvara. I

The Dalai Lama is said to be an incarnation of Avalokiteshvara, and so the mantra is especially revered by his devotees.

This mantra is depicted at the bottom of the Tsa Tsa. To both sides of Avalokiteshvara the three germ syllables »OM - AH - HUM« arranged vertically under each other are to be recognized in addition.

The lettering surrounding three sides of the text is a »Ye Dharma Dharani« text. A dharani is a mystical formula. It serves in meditation as an aid to inner collection; as a meditation support, and at the same time, like a vehicle, as a means of deepening certain ideas. During the initiation, the teacher tells the student the secret meaning of the corresponding formula. The student grasps it. In the beginning meditation he concentrates on the phonetic image and the mystical meaning of the formula, he holds it with his mind; to support this concentration he murmurs the syllables over and over again. The fruit of this exercise is the complete inner appropriation of the mystical content of the formulas. Dharanis also have the function of obtaining protection.

According to Buddhist tradition, most of the dharanis derive from the Buddha s teaching discourses or Mahayana texts.

Measurements: 2.8 x 2.2 x 0.8" | 7.0 x 5.7 x 2.0 cm
Price: 91 $ | 85 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
Age: 15th - 16thcent.
High resolution: Display [0.7 MB, 2092 x 2548 px.]
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