Travel meditation altar, triptych, made of carved boxwood with a representation of a Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva and 2 wrathful Niō guardians.
With a thin wear mark on the surface.
The Lord who lowers the gaze out of compassion and beloved beliefs against evil.
Size (closed): 104 x 51.5 mm
Size (open): 128 x 104 x 28 mm
Weight: 120.5 g
-Avalokiteshvara (or Avalokitesvara) is a bodhisattva who represents compassion, and his mantra symbolises this quality. The name "Avalokiteshvara" means "The Lord who lowers the gaze (out of compassion)." There are several representations of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig in Tibetan), including the four-arm shape shown here. There is also a 1000-arm shape, all of which symbolise compassion in action. In the Far East, Avalokiteshvara took on the appearance of a bodhisattva woman, Kuan Yin.
Avalokiteshvara helps the ones who invoke it. He goes to hell to bring cold drinks to those who endure the heat of the damned and he preaches the Buddhist law to beings embodied in insects and worms.
- Two wrathful Niō or Kongōrikishi and muscular guardians of the Buddha stand today at the entrance of many Buddhist temples in Asian Buddhism in the form of scary wrestler-like statues.
They are beloved beliefs against evil, Dharmapala manifestations of the bodhisattva Vajrapâṇi.
Within the usually peaceful Buddhist tradition, it justifies the use of physical force to protect cherished values and beliefs from evil.
Please see the photos carefully to get a better idea of the lot.
It will be carefully packed and shipped via Colissimo, with insurance and track and trace.
- N° di oggetti
- Altare da viaggio - Trittico - Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara e 2 guardiani irati Niō
- Compassione e credenze amate contro il male - Bois de Buis - 120,5 g
- Periodo stimato
- Fine XX secolo
- Paese d’origine
- In ottime condizioni - usato raramente e con lievi segni di usura e dell’età.
- 113×25×129 mm
- 120 g