TANGKA TIBETANO – KATMANDU,,VIDA DE BUDA
TANGKA TIBETANO- VIDA DE BUDHA
Majestuoso Tangka Tibetano- Nepal- Siglo XX-“Rueda de la vida” VIDA DE BUDA
IMPRESIONANTE PIEZA DE ARTE TIBETANO del siglo XX y realizada por lamas artistas en un monasterio budista ,. NEPAL
tibetano la palabra ‘than’ quiere decir plano y el sufijo ‘ka’ significa pintura. El thangka es entonces un tipo de pintura realizada sobre una superficie plana, que puede ser enrollada. El formato más común del thangka es de forma rectangular con su eje más largo en vertical. Se puede paragonar como una cruz cristiana o icono.t
Buddha Life illustrates the life story of Buddha. All the historic part of Buddha’s life is depicted visually in the Buddha Life Story. The Day he was born from his mothers right arm pit as she rested her arm on the branch of a big tree in the garden of Lumbini . The childhood locked inside the palace compounds, freeing him from the evil and preventing him from seeing and experiencing any kind of pain or suffering of outside world. The day he ventured beyond the castle walls and came across sorrow, pain, death and those suffering – he saw beggar, a cripple, a corpse and a holy man – which affected the prince deeply, awakening a deep desire to find the corpse of suffering and thus alleviate it. The night when he escaped the walls of palace, when all were asleep and began the life of wandering ascetic. His years of fasting, meditation and time spent in painful search to find a way to end suffering. The full moon night when he had a direct realization of Nirvana (eternal peace), which transformed prince into Buddha. The times he spent guiding people towards nirvana, love and friendship. The Day he left this world at the age of eighty, having exhausted his human body for the sake of all sentiment beings. All are described in the Buddha Life Story.
In the central part of this modern painting Buddha Sakyamuni is seen meditations in the “earth touching” gesture on a lotus throne with a modern silk cloth with a visvavairan ark on it. He is flanked by two of his chief disciples namely Sariputra and Maudgalyayana. His face seems very serene and his body is emitting auras surrounding his body. He is holding a bowl with his left hand on the lab. Over the top of his head a parasol is placed. Handing against the back ground of the Bodhi tree. On the left corner of the painting, Queen Maya Devi in her palace bed is having a dream in which a white elephant is seen descending from Tushita heaven and this has entered to her womb from her right side. Just below this Queen Maha Maya Devi is standing in the Salbhanjika posture holding a branch of a Plaksa tree and delivering baby Siddhartha from her right side. The god Brahma is holding a bodhisattva dressed in white silk, and is accompanied by two devas. Two celestial fairies carrying flowers are welcoming Lady Mayadevi. She is wearing rich garmjints, befitting a queen. Her face shows no signs of the pain of labor.
Just below the painting, Siddhartha can be seen making his great announcement that he is the One who has conquered the temptations of the Buddhist “Teptor,” Mara. And that this is his last birth. He makes this bold statement with his index finger raised, as he steps upon a lotus. Baby Siddhartha’s announcement is heard and witnessed by a group of devas who offer him auspicious object.