Paintings - Thangka Painting - The Life of Buddha
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Paintings - Thangka Painting - The Life of Buddha

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Thangka painting - The Life of Buddha, Acrylic on canvas. Rectangle - 20" x 16".

A thangka is a Tibetan Buddhist scroll painting usually depicting Buddhist deities or mandalas (a circular figure representing the universe in Hindu or Buddhist symbolism).

This painting belongs to the genre of paintings knows as the “Twelve Great Deeds of the Buddha’s Life” or Tib. Dad pa chu nyi. The paintings depict the twelve events that marked the life of the Buddha tracing his gradual progress to enlightenment as well as depicting abstract philosophical ideas in Buddhism. The twelve significant events in the life of the Buddha are:
His promise to take birth in the human realm and guide sentient beings from ignorance to enlightenment.
Queen Maya’sdream
The birth of the Buddha.
A youth dedicated to the mastery of learning and athletics
The skilful conduct of worldly affairs
The four encounters - old age, sickness, death and the ascetic
The renunciation of worldly life
The six years of austerities
The defeat of Mara (Buddhist manifestation of death and desire)
The proclamation of the teachings
The descent from the Trayatrimsa heaven (heaven of 33 gods)
The passage into Parinirvana (final Nirvana)



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