1800 - 1899
Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection of Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
hidden kingdom of the north, Buddhist pureland, realm of the
Kulika Kings - guardians of the Kalachakra cycle of Tantras.
a white eight petalled lotus surrounded by impenetrable snow
mountains, in the center on a raised plateau, is the capital
city of Kalapa. In the middle sits King
Manjukirti, emanation of Manjushri,
lineal descendant of King Suchandra who received the Shri
Kalachakra tantra and initiation directly from the buddha
Shakyamuni. Attended by wives and courtiers he dwells in
an ornate palace surrounded by green hills, pavilions and pleasure
gardens. Immediately in front atop a double vajra is the temple
of the Kalachakra
mandala wreathed by a dome of wisdom fire. A circle of white
snow mountains ring the capital city. The outer area is divided
into eight regions radiating like the petals of a lotus. The
regions, divided by rivers and snow mountains, each contain
twelve districts making a total of ninety-six in all.
At the top
center is lama Tsongkapa
(1357-1419) with the hands in the teaching mudra holding the
stems of two lotus blossoms supporting a sword and book, attired
in the robes of a monk and wearing a yellow pandita hat. At
the left and right are the two main students, Gyaltsap Dharma
Rinchen (1364-1432) and Kedrup
Geleg Pal Zangpo (1385-1438). Both wear monastic robes and
yellow hats. Each hold a book and bowl respectively in the left
hand while the right hands perform the mudras of the explication
of the teachings.
the bottom, several hundred years in the future, a great battle
depicts the struggle between good and evil. The armies of Shambhala
acting in response to aggression, led by the 25th King Rudra
Chakra, attack the barbarians of the South, assisted by worldly
gods who combat the forces of daemonic darkness. Upon victory
a new golden age of Buddhism dawns in the world.
- Изображения танки "ШАМБАЛА"
- Пояснение: Танка
- "Танка ШАМБАЛА" (выдержки из книг Н.К.Рериха)