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Chakrasambara

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About Chakrasambara

Chakrasamvara is a leading tantric deity who embodies great bliss [Skt. Mahasukha] realisable through a combination of wisdom and method. The idea of duality, the merging & union of two opposite forms or ideas originated thousands of years ago. Through a union of our self & the universe we become part of the Sambhogakaya realm within which great happiness which includes love, friendship, peace and joy. Chakra Sambhava is a tutelary deity seeking to guide people to great happiness.

We have a huge collection of Nepali handmade statues in this category. These statues are made up of copper, brass or bronze and are finished in various styles like gold plating, partly gold plating, oxidized or bronze finishing. The majority of the statues you see with us are handmade by the process of loss wax system, which is considered to be the ancient process of making the statue in Nepal.

Original Text by: Tristan Rigby - RISHIGALLERY.com

Brief Introduction

Chakrasamvara is a leading tantric deity who embodies great bliss [Skt. Mahasukha] realisable through a combination of wisdom and method. The idea of duality, the merging & union of two opposite forms or ideas originated thousands of years ago. Through a union of our self & the universe we become part of the Sambhogakaya realm within which great happiness which includes love, friendship, peace and joy. Chakra Sambhava is a tutelary deity seeking to guide people to great happiness.

Iconography

Chakrasamvara is represented with a blue body, four faces and twelve arms in yib-yum union with his swisdom energy Vajravarahi {also known as Vajrayogini}. She holds a skullcap in her left hand behind his back and a vajra headed chopper in her right. The chakra referred to is the chakra of Supreme Bliss. Chakrasamvara is regarded as the most important meditational deity [Yidam] of Vajrayana Buddhism, & primary Yidam of the Kagyu tradition with its origin in the meditation of the eighty four Mahasiddhis of India.

He stands on a sun disc surrounded by a flaming aura of his own radiant wisdom. He wears a tiger skin loin cloth in the manner of an ascetic yogi and is adorned with both bone and jewelled ornaments and a garland of fifty freshly severed human heads. His forehead sports the third eye of wisdom and the expression on his face is a mixture of wrath and passion. Heruka embraces his red wisdom energy Vajravarahi who holds a curved knife in her right hand to cut off ego interferences and in her left behind Heruka's head she has a skull-cup symbolizing self regenerating blissful wisdom. Heruka's right leg stands on the back of the worldly deity wrathful Ishvara (also known as Bhairava), while his left leg tramples on the breast of Bhairava's consort Kalarati. this stance symbolizes the ability of Chakrasamvara to overcome the forces of ignorant hatred and desirous attachment respectively. In addition to the traditional vajra and bell, the skin of an elephant, a drum, dagger, curved knife and ant three pointed spear in his right hands, and the staff, skull-cup, noose and the head of a worldly deity in his left hands. The symbolism of these various attributes can be explained as follows (partial). The 4 faces stand for the 4 doors of liberation.

His twelve arms signify the purification of the twelve links of dependent arising explained in the Wheel of Life The vajra and bell symbolize the supreme unification of method and wisdom. The elephant skin illustrates the abandonment of ignorance. The hand drum enhances the blissful happiness experienced in the minds of all fully enlightened ones. The dagger and curved knife cut off the thre poisons as the hub of the Wheel of Becoming [Skt. Bhavachakra] and eliminate all extreme views, while the 3-pointed spear pierces through the delusions of the 3 realms of existence. The green orb around Chakrasaṃvara's head symbolizes the enlightened transformation of sensual desire through the union of bliss and emptiness.

Commentary

Chakrasamvara is sometimes called Heruka. The term Heruka is also be applied to all wrathful male deities of high-end tantra yoga. In Sanskrit Chakrasamvara means 'Born or arising from the Chakra'. The chakra refers to the wheel of life. Sometimes the deity is called 'Chakrasamvara' means "Binding the Chakra or controlling the Chakras. Chakrasamvara is a heruka which means a divine father energy & the two armed form of Chakrasamvara is often called Heruka. Hi is a principal meditational deity [Skt. Istha-devata especially of the Kagyu. The Chakrasamvara sadhana is in the mother class of the Anuttara Yoga Tantra. Their embrace symbolizes the union of wisdom and skillful means. They symbolize the sameness in the distinctions of relative truth and the non-distinctions of absolute truth. Chakrasaṃvara, the Wrathful Lord of the Wheel of Supreme Bliss, is one of the major meditational deities of the mother tantras.





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