Mandala Thangka Collection
Kalachakra Mandala Thangka
The Kālacakra mandala includes deities which are equally accepted by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. The Kālacakra deity resides in the center of the mandala in his palace consisting of four mandalas, one within the other: the mandalas of body, speech, and mind, and in the very center, wisdom and great bliss.
Mantra Mandala Thangka
Mantras mandalas are words or phrases that are chanted out loud or internally as objects of meditation. Often these mantras are associated with particular Buddhist figures. whose qualities can be cultivated by the repetition of the relevant mantra.
Mantras and Mandalas are two side of one coin. Mantras are sacred texts and mandalas are sacred pictures.
Without mantras mandala looks incomplete. Mantra helps mandalas to be more meaningful and mandala helps us to be focused.
Standard descriptions of mandalas and mantras show a relationship between their use and pagan gods or supernatural cosmic forces.Mantra Mandala is meditative art so they are useful in meditation.
This Thangka painting Collection features several Buddhas surrounded by Bodhisattvas. A Bodhisattva is being who aspire to enlightenment and dedicate his life to help others.
This mandala represents the Five Paths of awakening that a practitioner must follow with the taking of the bodhisattva vow.
The five paths are:
1) The path of accumulation.
2) The path of preparation or application.
3) The path of seeing.
4) The path of meditation.
5) The path of no more learning.
The five paths are divided in ten different stages called “Bhumi” (grounds).
The ten bhumis are stages of realization of emptiness and they act as a support for the good qualities that a Bodisattva must learn during his/her path of awakening.