Fine Art Thangka Print by Flera Birmane.A very fine painting of the Buddha Amitayus, the Buddha of Eternal Life. Amitayus is considered to be an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha or the Sambhogakaya form.
Amitayus, is seated on a double lotus set on raised throne; he is crowned and wears the ornaments of the bodhisattva. He sits in a meditation posture with a vase (kalasha) in his hands, which contains the elixir of immortality (amrita) and leaves of the Ashoka tree. It symbolizes “a long life without the misery (shoka) of disease. His body is shining like a jewel because of his role as the Buddha who seeks to remove ignorance and allow people to reach true human potential. The achievement of pure happiness is the principle role of Amitayus Buddha.
Above Amitayus’s head a crouching Garuda devours two snakes as he sits against a burgeoning fruit tree. Amitayus is flanked by eight bodhisatvas who are associated with the fulfillment of earthly boons and often form a mandala around a central deity. Seated just below the center of Amitayus’s throne is Shadakshari Lokeshvara; at either side of the peacock vehicles is a protector: to the left, a ferocious red deity, to the right, Achala(blue).
Many Tibetan Buddhists have found it a popular tradition to commission images of Amitayus not only for themselves but also for others. Their intention is that by creating these images they will gain a vast storehouse of merit and ensure a long life for themselves and others.
Year of painting: 2016
Size of Print: 16 inches x 24 inches
Original Medium: stone pigments on cotton with real gold paint.
Printed on 100% museum grade fine art cotton paper.
Shipping: Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery for this item as it will be shipped to you direct from the artist.