Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. Avalokiteśvara is the bodhisattva who has made a great vow to assist sentient beings in times of difficulty and to postpone their own buddhahood until they have assisted every sentient being in achieving nirvana.
Manjushri, whose name means ‘Gentle Glory’, is a bodhisattva associated with prajñā (transcendent wisdom.) Manjushri is depicted as a male bodhisattva wielding a flaming sword in his right hand, representing the realization of transcendent wisdom which cuts down ignorance and duality. The scripture supported by the padma (lotus) held in his left hand is a Prajnaparamita sutra, representing his attainment of ultimate realization from the blossoming of wisdom. Manjushri is often depicted as riding on a blue lion, or sitting on the skin of a lion. This represents the use of wisdom to tame the mind, which is compared to riding or subduing a ferocious lion.
Vajrapani or Chakna Dorje is the wrathful manifestation of Vajrasattva, and is one of the eight great bodhisattvas and lords of the three families. He represents the power of the buddhas and is usually depicted as blue in color and holding a vajra. He is especially responsible for transmitting the tantras to the human realm, and is known, in this context, as the Lord of Secrets.
This beautiful card print, of a larger Thangka, is hand signed by the artist Kumar Lama.
Card measures 5" x 7", and is a textured folding greeting card with a blank interior, that comes in a plastic sleeve.