Vairochana Buddha

Vairochana Buddha by Lok Chitrakar
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Code: #LC11
By Lok Chitrakar
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Size: 25.00 x 27.00 in
Material: Canvas
Medium: Stone color
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Description about Vairochana Buddha

Of five Tathagats, Vairochana ('Pure Light') embodies all-pervasive wisdom (Suvisuddha dharmadhatu gyan), or knowledge free from all kinds of obscurantism. His knowledge destroys the ignorance in sentient beings. He is generally placed in the sanctum of the stupa structure. Vairochana is the rupa (form) of the five aggregates, as also the aap (water) symbol of five elements or Pancha Mahabhuta. He is depicted in white, hands held against his chest in the bodhyangamudra of imparting truth. His vehicles are a pair of lions, seen at the base of pedestal, whose roar drowns all misconceptions.

Vairochana means "He Who Is Like the Sun" or "the Radiating One." Vairochana regarded as origin of the five Dhyani Buddha. His wisdom is the Wisdom of the Dharmadhatu. The Dharmadhatu is the Realm of Truth, in which all things exist as they really are. Vairochana's wisdom is also referred to as the All-Pervading Wisdom of the Dharmakaya. The Dharmakaya is the Body of the Law, or the absolute Buddha nature.

His symbol is the dharmachakra, the wheel of the Teaching, or the wheel of the Law. It denotes the teaching of the Buddha. Its eight spokes represent the Noble Eightfold Path, which Gautama revealed in his first sermon after his enlightenment. This symbol is printed around the border of the lithograph. Vairochana's lotus throne is supported by the lion, symbol of courage, boldness and an eager, advancing spirit.

Vairochana Buddha originates from the seed syllable Om and sits on the full moon disk on the central petal of the lotus and is painted in white color, unsustained by confusion. The throne composed of full moon disk and lotus represents the true nature of things. It represents skillful means and primordial wisdom that conquer confusion and overcome the deluded mind, enabling one to turn away from non-meritorious actions toward beneficial practice. 

Vairochana plays a central role in Vajrayana Buddhism as Lord of the 1st of the Five Buddha Families of the higher tantras and found throughout all 4 tantra classifications most notably the yoga and anuttarayoga classes.

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Lok Chitrakar
Date of Birth : 1961-03-25

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