Our Nepali master artisan created our beautiful Chenrezig statue with the jewelry and crown of a Bodhisattva. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the crown and jewels of the statue with turquoise or red stones. At no extra charge, the skilled artisan can embellish the statue with these special decorations before delivery.
The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes their readiness to act. Additionally, devotees meditating on the color red can transform the delusion of attachment into the wisdom of discernment. The color red is often worn by Avalokiteshvara to pay tribute to Amitabha Buddha. This Chenrezig statue will wear the adornments very well and they will inspire all those who lay their eyes on your new statue.
Chenrezig Statue Features
Devotees will be inspired because Chenrezig is depicted holding the “citamani” jewel clasped between his hands in front of his chest. This special attribute is believed by Tibetan Buddhists to appear in whatever form they are wishing for.
The deity sits in a full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Also, known as the “vajra pose” this indicates that Chenrezig sits on a foundation of indestructible virtue. This assumption can be made because vajra is a Sanskrit word that translates as “diamond or thunderbolt” in English.
In his right hand he holds the mala beads at shoulder level. Chenrezig is eternally repeating his mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” and encourages the same dedicated practice from all devotees. Additionally, he is holding the lotus flower in his left hand which symbolizes the transcendence of the murkiness of samsara. Like the lotus flower, devotees are encouraged to rise out of the sea of suffering and blossom in the pure air.
Our Chenrezig Statue Portrays Avalokiteshvara
Our masterpiece Chenrezig statue is inseparable from Avalokitesvara the “Bodhisattva of Compassion”. As Buddhism evolved out of India, iconic Buddhist figures met with different interpretations. As a result, when Buddhism was embraced in Tibet Avalokitesvara became Chenrezig.
The Chenrezig statues that our Nepali artisans make for the Tibetan monasteries commonly have four arms and single head. As an embodiment of Avalokiteshvara, Chenrezig is able to hear and see the cries and suffering of sentient life. Additionally, his four arms will greatly speed up progress and end the cycle of samsara for suffering beings. Chenrezig has taken a vow to forgo receiving the rewards of enlightenment until the suffering of all sentient life has ceased. His mandate is to fill the gap until the time of the future Buddha Maitreya. Click here to learn more about the compassionate vow of Avalokitesvara.