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Offline silentsongful

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What is this Thangka ?
« on: January 16, 2018, 07:25:34 pm »
    Can anybody help me on this Thangka ? 

    https://s10.postimg.org/4eijrefzt/KIMG3691_1.jpg

   I'm no expert but for me it's quite confusing because the colour is black
   indicating wrathful activity but the face is peaceful and the pose too.
   And what is the mudra's meaning ?   
   
   I thought it may be Manjushiri but why in this form ?
   Can somebody that knows more help ? 

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Re: What is this Thangka ?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 06:16:05 am »
    Can anybody help me on this Thangka ? 

    https://s10.postimg.org/4eijrefzt/KIMG3691_1.jpg

   I'm no expert but for me it's quite confusing because the colour is black
   indicating wrathful activity but the face is peaceful and the pose too.
   And what is the mudra's meaning ?   
   
   I thought it may be Manjushiri but why in this form ?
   Can somebody that knows more help ?



It doesn't look black to me, it looks dark blue and rather like Dorje Chang. (Vajradhara)

I suggest you ask in the busy Tibetan Buddhist section at Dharma Wheel forum:

https://dharmawheel.net/index.php

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Re: What is this Thangka ?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 06:44:21 am »
Deep blue can indicate discernment, clarity, vision and seeing beyond illusion, which would explain the face and pose.
“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” Franz Kafka

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Re: What is this Thangka ?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 05:28:14 pm »
Thank you both so much ! 
   Sorry it took me so long to get back .   Yes, the pose and mudra does seem to be like many images of "dorje chang" I subsequently looked at.  And you may be right the colour could be a very deep blue (I'm  not with the thangka at the moment but will check). 
  Many thanks for your help. 

 


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