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Tathagata Vairochana

Tibet, 14th century, Gilt bronze inlaid with gemstones, Height 50.5 cm

Tibet, 14th century, Gilt bronze inlaid with gemstones, Height 50.5 cm

Source: Museum Reitberg catalog pg. 18, read 2013-9-23

Based on Tibetan texts “Tathagata Vairochana sits at the center of the universe and also sits at the center of the Five Transcendental Buddha’s – the personification of the Five Wisdoms.  In a cosmological system these are allocated five colors – white, blue, yellow, red, and, green – and the five elements – ether, water, earth, fire, and, air.

The Vairochana performs the dharmachakra mudra with both hands – the wheel of doctrine. A wedge shaped diamond points straight out of his head and represents the genuine truth”.

 

 

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