24K Gold Thangka of Guru Rinpoche' Rainbow Body

Tibetan Sacred Art

24K Gold Thangka of Guru Rinpoche' Rainbow Body

Padmasambhava (Tibetan: པདྨ་�� བྱུང་གནས; Wylie: padma 'byung gnas"), The Lotus Born , was a sage guru from Oddiyāna who is said to have transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Bhutan and Tibet and neighbouring countries in the 8th century. In those lands he is better known as Guru Rinpoche ("Precious Guru"), where followers of the Nyingma school regard him as the second Buddha.

He said: "My father is the intrinsic awareness, Samantabhadra. My mother is the ultimate sphere of reality, Samantabhadri. I belong to the caste of non-duality of the sphere of awareness. My name is the Glorious Lotus Born. I am from the unborn sphere of all phenomena. I consume concepts of duality as my diet. I act in the way of the Buddhas of the three times."

His Pureland Paradise is Zangdok Palri (the Copper-coloured Mountain).

He is further considered an emanation of Buddha Amitabha and traditionally even venerated as "a second Buddha".

The rainbow body is the physical mastery state of Dzogchen of the Nyingmapa and the Bönpo where the trikaya (Nirmanakaya, Sambhogakaya and Dharmakaya) is in accord and the nirmanakaya is congruent with bodymind and the integrity of the mindstream to the heartmind is realised as Dharmakaya. The corporeal body of
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