The Mysterious Relics of Tibetan Buddhism

The Mysterious Relics of Tibetan Buddhism

More and more friends choose to drive their own car to take a "walking trip", among which "Tibet" is a popular place. And Tibet's "Potala Palace" is a must-see, not only because of its exotic flavor, but also because of its unique "Tibetan Buddhism" mystery; there are many things that can reflect "Tibetan secrets", but This is the only one that can be called a "sacred object".

Speaking of "Potala Palace", friends who are interested in history must not be unfamiliar with it. Thousands of years ago, the Holy Master of Tubo Kingdom "Songtsan Gampo" formed an alliance with the Central Plains and married Princess Wencheng as his wife; to show sincerity, A nine-story high-rise building with a total of 999 palaces was specially built in Hongshan, which is today's "Potala Palace". Such a magnificent project was built in Tibet, which is known as the "roof of the world", which is enough to prove that "Songtsan Gampo" attached great importance to the culture of the Central Plains a thousand years ago; "The power of this has left the world with infinite reverie. 

Tibet has also been a place that has believed in Buddhism since ancient times. "Tantonic Buddhism" is still very different from Central Plains Buddhism. Therefore, today's "Potala Palace" also treasures many unique treasures of "Tibetan Buddhism"; In addition, only a "spiritual pagoda" with 110,000 taels of gold and 1 million taels of silver inlaid with 10,000 gems is enough to be breathtaking. Sandalwood "Guanyin Statue", etc., can be called "rare treasures" that are rare in the world. Of course, because these treasures are too precious, they are still reluctant to show it to people today. It is said that they will only be displayed in time for some major festivals. These treasures have been called "rare to see", but there is still one This is a treasure that even friends who often go to Tibet may not be able to see it once. This is the "Eight-petal Lotus Dense Vajra Mandala". Because it is too mysterious, there is a saying that "a glance is a blessing". 

Speaking of this "eight-petal lotus dense vajra mandala", many friends may feel that it is a bit confusing to read, but such a long name cannot be missing a word; if it is broken down, it should be read as "eight-petal lotus", "Intensive Vajra", "Mandala". "Eight-petal lotus" refers to the general shape of this treasure, "Dense Vajra" is a deity in Tibetan Buddhism, and "mandala" is more troublesome to explain. A kind of "sacred flower" of , whose meaning is far-reaching, it cannot be explained clearly in one or two sentences, so I won't describe it here.

Temporarily referred to as "Mandala", its overall height is 43.5 cm, the whole object is made of copper, and the surface is gilded, so it is also called "gilt bronze Laughing Buddha"; here, some friends may want to say: After all, it is also "copper", how can it be compared with the "gold" spiritual tower? It needs to be explained here that the preciousness of "mandala" lies not in its texture, but in its beauty. After thinking about it, the vocabulary in the world can only be described as "beautiful"; in the simplest language, it is simple To introduce, this treasure is mainly in the basic form of "eight-petal lotus" and "Dense Vajra". Each petal of the eight-petal lotus is placed with a deity, arranged up and down, or holding musical instruments, or instruments, offerings, etc. The postures are different, each with its graceful appearance.

More delicately, these eight-petal lotus are movable, open like a "lotus", closed like a bud, and the top is controlled by an "umbrella"-shaped fastener; the blooming eight-petal lotus There is a "Vajrasattva" image inside, and there is a "Dragon King" on the left and right under the lotus stem. Besides, this "Dense Vajra" was originally one of the five deities of Tantric Buddhism, holding a skull bowl and a sword, but with a smile on his face, sitting in a cross-legged posture, standing majestically in a lotus flower, it not only looks quite sacred, but also gives people a kind of "" Equality of all beings". Of course, in addition to the "eight-petal lotus", the other components are also extremely complex, but every part has been carefully carved by ancient craftsmen; especially the many "Buddha And Mara Kingkong Bodhi Seed Bracelet" shapes, the level of sophistication cannot even be described in words.

This "eight-petal lotus dense vajra mandala" was made during the Yongle period of Daming, and the inscription "Yongle in Daming" is engraved on the body; experts infer that this treasure should be made by the Daming court, and then donated with cloth Dara Palace. Although it is backed by "made by the palace", experts make it clear that this treasure cannot be completed by one person, and it is difficult to complete it in a short time even with the cooperation of many people; if it is now, it is definitely impossible to do it by hand It is difficult to make such an "exquisite and flawless" fine art even with the aid of machines, so it is also an out-and-out "non-reproducible" Buddhist relic.

Of course, such exquisite treasures have naturally attracted countless challengers. There is also a similar bronze "mandala" in the British Museum; without any contrast with colored eyes, this "mandala" is a British Museum. The treasure of the town hall, but put together with this piece of the Potala Palace, even if you are not an expert, you can immediately distinguish the huge difference between the two without looking at it with a magnifying glass. Back in our country, there are many exquisite "mandalas", and even many were made by the palaces of the past dynasties; but in terms of their beauty and flawlessness, there is only this "eight-petal lotus dense vajra mandala". Called the leader.

Maybe it's because this "mandala" is too precious, or because it has a special meaning, and it is still rarely shown to people today, let alone exhibiting it abroad; interested friends want to see this fine art with their own eyes, and want to come You can only see what your "opportunity" is. 


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