Samsara Arts / 観峰文化センター
〒606-8334京都市左京区岡崎南御所町40-20

40-20Minamigosho-machi,Okazaki
Sakyo-ku 606-8334 Kyoto

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AMOGHPASH LOKESWARA

Amoghpash Lokeswar is the multi-armed avatar of Avalokitesvar that has been popular in the Kathmandu Valley ever since the Middle Ages. With an antelope skin around his shoulder, his eight hands hold accoutrements or make gestures, signifying his compassionate, missionary-like personality. Amoghpash Lokeswar is surrounded by different symbols and deities: topmost is the Pancha Buddha, while tin the center of the panel along the bottom is powerful deity Mahankala with White Tara and Green Tara by his side. On the two sides of the main figure are eight auspicious symbols of the Dikpals, the guardians of the directions. They are, clockwise from the left to bottom: Vajra, Shree Batsh; Yama Dand, lotus; Naag, Dhwaja; wood apple; Kalas, Chakra; Agni Vase, Chatra, Sword, Pisces; Dhwaja, conch shell and Trisul. The avatar’s hands are engaged in various mudras and actions. Two of the figure’s right hands show the abhayamudra and varadamudra; one holds the Amoghpash, or the infallible rope used to pull beings out of suffering, and the other a scripture. The left hand holds the water vessel, lotus trident and rosary, all of which signify the avatar’s capacity to elevate sentient beings into Buddhahood.

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アモガパシュロケスワラ

アモガパシュロケスワラは複数の手を持つ神の化身で、中世からカトマンズ渓谷で人々に愛されてきた。アンテロープ(羚羊)の皮を肩のまわりに巻き、彼の8本の手は装飾品を持っていたり、愛情の深い導師の人格を表す手の形をとっている。アモガパシュロケスワラは色々な象徴や神々に囲まれている。一番上はパンチャ仏陀、中央のパネルの一番下には強力な神マハンカラがホワイトタラとグリーンタラを横に従えている。彼の手は様々な事に従事する。2本の手はそれぞれ人々を苦しみから救い、また教典を持つ。左の手は水の容器を持ち、蓮の付いた三つ又の槍と数珠などを持ち、これらは彼が人々を仏陀に帰属させる能力を持つことを意味する。

 

Buddha statues

from Nepal