Maitreya - The Future Buddha
- Subject: Indian Buddha Thangka Painting
- Paint Material: Watercolor
- Base Material: Canvas (unframed)
- Size: 12 in. wide X 15.5 in. tall (30.5 cms X 39.5 cms)
- Age: Modern handmade art
- Country of origin: India
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Fill your home with the beauty of this exquisitely detailed & stunningly beautiful hand-made Maitreya Buddha Thangka Painting.
A thangka is a Tibetan Buddhist painting usually depicting a deity, scene, or mandala.
Maitreya Buddha is regarded as the Buddha to be born in the future of this fortunate aeon. After perfectly demonstrating how to achieve enlightenment, he will bring the pure teachings to the people, turning the Wheel of Dharma like Buddha Shakyamuni did thousands of years before. For now, Maitreya waits in the pure heaven of Tusita , where he is reachable through meditation. Buddhists of all sects joyfully anticipate Maitreya's future appearance as a universal teacher.
Maitreya is seated on a throne, with both feet on the ground, poised in readiness to rise as he awaits the call of his time. His hands, held at the level of his heart, form the Dharmachakra Mudra , the gesture of teaching and turning the Wheel of Dharma. Between the thumb and index finger of each hand he holds the stem of a lotus flower, indicating his radiant power and purity. Beside his right ear one lotus blooms and supports a golden Wheel of Dharma, which as it turns carries beings along spiritual paths to liberation and enlightenment. Beside his left ear the second lotus blossom supports a long-necked vase brimming with nectar; symbolizing the nectar of pure Dharma which Maitreya will one day pour onto the world. Above Maitreya's head is a beautiful parasol, indicating that he offers protection and refuge to all beings.
Lord Buddha will delight family and friends and deserves a special place in your home. It's also a great way to spread happiness as a thoughtful gift for anyone who loves Buddhist Art and the beauty of the blessing of God as personified by Buddha.
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NOTE: This art will be mailed rolled in a tube.