Milarepa Thangka | Spiritual Art

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Milarepa Thangka

What is a Thangka painting?
The Tibetan word Thangka means an unfolding painting, where the word Thang stands for an unfolding scroll and Ka means a painting. Thangka paintings, as a whole, are a visual representation of Buddhist deities, scenes, or mandalas, painted on silk or cotton canvas.

Thangka Paintings follow a generic principle of composition, design, and iconography. It is made following tradition and guidelines while leaving spaces for personal creativity and expression. In Buddhist culture, Thangka Paintings hold high religious values. In a way, it is also a tool that facilitates the realization of one's true nature or the nature of reality

HandPainted Thangka Art Of Milarepa, Buddhist Master:

Milarepa Buddha, Tibet's most renowned and accomplished Buddhist master, is shown here. He is pictured seated on animal skins in mountain caves, meditating between the cooking pot and a lovely deer. In a listening gesture, his right hand is lifted to his right ear while his left hand holds a skull cup. The cave is surrounded by beautiful green trees and clouds, which gives the practitioner a pleasant vibe.

Milarepa's life-story is famous in the Tibetan culture, and retold many times. The best-known biography, The Life of Milarepa, written by Tsangnyön Heruka (1452–1507) in the fifteenth century and drawing from older biographies, is still very popular. Most of the present-day stories on Milarepa come from this single source, with oral lineage predominating this as well as relics including his bear skinned coat.While "very little [is known] about him as a historical person at all," Milarepa is venerated by all Tibetan schools "as an exemplar of religious dedication and mastery," and his life story established the lineage of the Kagyu sect and its key figures.

Size: 10"/ 25 cm (width) x 13"/ 33 cm (height)
Materials: Cotton Canvas, Acrylic Colors, Genuine 24K Gold

How does Thangka benefit us?
It goes without saying that every detail of a painting has a symbolic meaning. Regardless of your religious affiliation, a thangka can help you on your path to enlightenment, whether you practice Buddhism or have other religious convictions. Thangkas are paintings that depict deities with various iconographic elements and symbolism that encourage meditation on the teachings of the god they depict. Any thangka is intended to aid in the removal of the film of ignorance, which is a significant barrier to the road to enlightenment.