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Mantra of Compassion (Om Mani Pad Me Hum) (Painting - Acrylic on Cotton Cloth)

Mantra of Compassion (Om Mani Pad Me Hum) (Painting - Acrylic on Cotton Cloth)

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Mantra of Compassion (Om Mani Pad Me Hum)

The Mandala of Awaloketeshvara mantra (Om Mani Pädme Hum) holds a significant meaning. Each word represents the six Buddha's of the six realms. These words serve as objects of meditation. They are associated with Buddhist figures, whose qualities can be cultivated by the repetition of the relevant mantra. 

Om helps you achieve perfection in the practice of generosity, Ma helps perfect the practice of pure ethics, Ni helps practice of tolerance and patience. Pä, is of perseverance, Me assists in the practice of concentration, and Hum helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom.

The outermost circle, resembling a ring of fire (the burning of ignorance) demonstrates the process of transformation that humans must undergo before entering the sacred territory within. The innermost ring is made of lotus leaves, signifying religious rebirth


ABOUT THE ARTIST - Karma Tshering

From an early age, Tshering has been influenced by the local flora documenting the flowers, trees and mountains with paint and pencil.

Alongside his exposure to nature within his region, he was also immersed by the strong iconography of the Traditional Buddhist Arts.

His practice blends both worlds, balancing between the traditional Buddhist motifs in combination with abstract forms. Collectively, his body of work stimulates the mind, reflecting the emotional freedom, balance and unity within Buddhist teachings. Through strong visual compositions he emphasises a message of peace to the world through his paintings.



ArtistKarma Tshering
Year - 2012
Origin - Paro, Bhutan
MediumAcrylic on Cotton Cloth
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