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绿度母鎏金铜像

2002-07-08 623 报道:佛教天地
  绿度母鎏金铜像
  GILDED COPPER STATUE OF GREEN TARA
  清(公元1644-1911年)QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
  高40厘米HEIGHT 40CM
  收藏单位:布达拉宫管理处POTALA PALACE COLLECTION
  密宗中的菩萨像种类繁多,观音菩萨还可以化为二十一位度母。这些度母是由观音的眼泪变化而来的,颜色都不一样,其中最流行的是白度母和绿度母。绿度母身为绿色,据说供奉绿度母能够解除狮难、象难、大难、蛇难、牢狱难、贼难、非人难等八种苦难,因此俗称“救八难度母”。这尊绿度母舒相座,左手牵一枝莲花。旁边有一个无量寿佛,禅定印,手中捧宝瓶,跏趺坐于盛开莲花宝座上。
  IN THE ESOTERIC BUDDHISM ,THERE ARE NUMEROUS INCARMATIONS OF BODHISATTVAS ,AMONG WHICH AVALOKITESVARA CAN BE INCARNATED INTO TWENTY-ONE TARAS IN DIFFERENT COLOURS 。THE MOST POPULAR ONES ARE WHITE AND GREEN TARAS IT IS SAID THAT BY ENSHRINING AND WORSHIPPING GREEN TARA ,ALL EIGHT SUFFERINGS AND TROUBLES WILL VANISH ,SO IT IS COMMONLY CALLED TARA OF EIGHT SUFFERINGS 。SEATED WITH HER LEG DRAWN UP ON TO THE LOTUS SEAT AND HER RIGHT LEG PENDENT 。GREEN TARA HOLDS A LOTUS IN HER LEFT HAND ,WITH HAND IN THE GESTURE OF DHYANA MUDRA HOLDING A TREASURED BOTTLE ,THE BUDDHA AMITAYUS ,IS SEATED CROSS-LEGGED ON THE BLOSSOMING LOTUS THRSONE 。
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