11.5” x 8.5” Amitabha Buddha Thanka
Amitabha, the "Buddha of Infinite Light," personifies the transmutation of passion into all encompassing luminous awareness.
Description Amitabha, the "Buddha of Infinite Light," personifies the transmutation of passion into all encompassing luminous awareness. Seated in his celestial paradise called Sukhavati, the "realm of bliss," Amitabha rests his hands the gesture of meditation while holding the begging bowl of an ordained Buddhist monk - a symbol of infinite openness and receptivity. In the Kalinga – Bodhi Jataka, the Buddha condemns anthropomorphic representations of his forms as "groundless, conceptual, and conventional" (Avatthukam Manamattakam). In deep meditation or spontaneous states of lucid awareness, body and mind can be directly experienced as dissolving into porous and incandescent bliss, reshaping itself as celestial being. The Buddhist art of Nepal and Tibet illustrates this inner reality, which has remained unchanged for millennia. According to Buddhist art history, the first images of the Buddha were traced from the rays of light reflected from his body. In this Thanka Painting, the anthropomorphic form of the Buddha dissolves back into the rays of light from which it first manifested. This rainbow body represents not only the Buddha's own luminous origins, but the potential within all beings to achieve the same exalted state. From the point of view of Buddhist Tantra, life and death are a seamless continuity. When we free ourselves from outmoded, each one is mirroring aspects of our own deepest nature, which remains inseparable from the Buddhas of past, present, and future. Breath enters the body like a spiraled rainbow, bringing with it the life force of the universe. This vital air, or Prana, feeds the subtle body that dwells within us. In meditation, absorbed in the flow of the breath, we can actually see this divine body. In this Thanka, the Buddha Amitabha illustrates the timeless continuum of enlightened awareness - mind and body liberated into the light of wisdom and compassion.
Material Used: Cotton, 24 K Gold Paint and Paints.
Size of the Thanka Painting
weight: This beautiful Thanka Painting weighs 100 grams (approx).
Painted: This wonderful high quality Amitabha Buddha Painting is painted by the experienced artists of Nepal who have been in this business for generations.
Availability: This Amitabha Buddha Thanka Painting is shipped within 12 hours of order received through DHL and reached to the customer within 5 to 6 business days after it is shipped.
Note: Please note that the actual colors of this Amitabha Buddha Thanka Painting may vary due to differences in monitor color depth and make. The color shown is as close as possible to the actual colors of the Thanka Painting. The shape of this Thanka Painting may not look perfect rectangle in the picture but in real; the inner dimension of every Thanka Painting is perfectly rectangle since they are precisely measured while painting.
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