Our Nepali master artisan created this beautiful masterpiece Chenrezig statue with the jewelry and crown of a bodhisattva. The crown and jewelry has been elaborately decorated with turquoise and red coral stones. Additionally, the deity’s robe and pedestal are also adorned with these special stones. This masterpiece Chenrezig statue has a special luster because it was finished with a special mixture or glass and gold. The statue will last for many generations and can be passed from one lifetime to the next.
Masterpiece 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 Avalokiteshvara, Chenrezig is able to hear and see the cries and suffering of 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.
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 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 Avalokiteshvara.