Our Nepali artisan created this beautiful Chenrezig statue with the crown and jewels of a bodhisattva. At the request of the buyer we are happy to embed turquoise and red coral stones into the crown and jewels. This service is done at no extra cost to the buyer, please be sure to make the request before shipping. These colored stones have special meaning in Buddhism.
Red is worn by Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) in tribute to Amitabha Buddha. Additionally, Tibetan Buddhists believe that meditation on the color red will transmute the poison of attachment into the sublime wisdom of discernment. Also, the blue lotus flower is a symbol for Nirvana and turquoise is a mixture of blue and green. As a result, blue symbolizes the Buddhas and green represents their readiness to act.
This beautiful Chenrezig statue has a special luster derived from the traditional fire gilding process. As a result, the statue features pure 24K gold gilding. The surface of the statue is flawless and the face is imbued with the divine complexion of Chenrezig. This statue features monastic qualities which will last for many generations to be passed from one lifetime to the next.
Beautiful Chenrezig Statue Features
The Chenrezig statues that our Nepali artisans make for the Tibetan monasteries commonly have four arms and single head. As an embodiment of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Chenrezig is able to hear and see the cries and suffering of all sentient life. Additionally, his four arms will greatly speed up progress and end the cycle of samsara for suffering beings.
Chenrezig has taken a vow to forgo receiving the rewards of enlightenment until the suffering of all sentient life has ceased. His mandate is to fill the gap until the time of the future Buddha. His compassion is so great that he was once reincarnated as a deer and willfully gave his life for a hunter.
The deity sits in a full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Also, known as the “vajra pose” this indicates that Chenrezig sits on a foundation of indestructible virtue. This assumption can be made because vajra is a Sanskrit word that translates as “diamond or thunderbolt” in English.
In his right hand he holds the 108 mala beads at shoulder level. Chenrezig is eternally repeating his mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” and encourages the same dedicated practice from all devotees. Additionally, he is holding the lotus flower in his left hand which symbolizes the transcendence of the murkiness of samsara. Like the lotus, devotees are encouraged to rise out of the sea of suffering and blossom in the pure air. Click here to learn more about the compassionate vow of Chenrezig.