This mesmerizing Manjushri Thangka Painting was crafted using traditional methods. All the Thangka available at Himalayas Shop are hand painted on cotton canvases using natural hues, gold, and other pigments. Depending on its intricacy, the painting process for a Thangka can take anywhere from one month to many years.
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The Thangka showcases Manjushri seated on a lotus throne, holding the flaming sword of wisdom in one hand and a scripture in the other. His radiant orange aura symbolizes the transformative power of wisdom. The intricate patterns and symbols surrounding Manjushri convey his role as the embodiment of enlightened knowledge and insight.
The individual syllables A RA PA CA and NA have no conceptual meaning, although they are seen as having symbolic connections with various spiritual qualities.
- A leads to the insight that the essence of all things is unproduced.
RA leads to the insight that all things are pure and free of defilements.
PA leads to the insight that all dharmas have been “expounded in the ultimate sense.”
CA leads to the insight that the arising and ceasing of things cannot be apprehended because in reality there is no arising or ceasing.
- NA leads to the insight that although the names for things change the nature of things behind their names cannot be gained or lost.