Tibetan Buddhist Deity Medicine Buddha - Brocadeless Thangka

Tibetan Buddhist Deity Medicine Buddha - Brocadeless Thangka

$375
The Medicine Buddha, also called Bhaisajyaguru, is called as such because he is revered for his power to heal physically and spiritually. He is said to heal dukkha or suffering. He is wearing a monk’s robe and is pictured in a cross-legged seating position (Dhyana Aasan). True to tradition, this thangka depicts his left hand in a meditation position on top of his lap while holding a bowl filled with the nectar of life. Zoom in on his other hand and it appears to be in a wish-granting mudra or position while holding a stem of the myrobalan plant (said to carry medicinal benefits).

His most distinguishing feature is his blue skin as he is associated with the precious stone lapis lazuli which comes in rich blue color. Even his Pure Lands is said to be abundant with this stone and in this color, too. This thangka uses rich red color for the rest of the piece (signaling wealth or health) with gold used as outline and color for the other elements. Gold is associated with the sun and the enlightenment it represents. Animals also appear in his aura such as the dragon, tiger, a garuda, and lion to represent the four quadrants of the heavens and the cardinal directions. A snake on the thangka also symbolizes the cycle of life, birth, living, death, and rebirth as related to the snake shedding its skin in its cycle. At the bottom of the thangka is an altar of offering to the Buddha.

Item Code: TZ79
Specifications:
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size - 20.7 inch X 30 inch
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