Avalokiteshvara, Buddha of Compassion

Buddha Avalokiteshvara is the manifested compassion of all the Buddhas.
He appears as white in colour and holds a jewel at his heart symbolizing the deep love and respect he has for his Spiritual Guide. Within his right hand he holds a lotus showing that he has broken free from all obstacles to lasting happiness, like a pure white lotus blossoming on the surface of a lake.
The crystal mala in his left hand represents his ability to rescue all living beings from their suffering.
The simplicity of the supporting landscape within the painting serves as a representation of the clarity and serenity of the mind of compassion

All prints from Sarasvati Arts provide a brief description of deity on the reverse along with the sacred letters Om, Ah and Hum marked at the Crown, Throat and Heart of the deity respectively. These symbolize the Buddha's body, Speech and Mind. Within the Tibetan Tradition of Thangka Painting, the placing of these letters behind the image is seen to be the final stage of production, the moment of inviting the actual Buddha into the image.

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