Sherab Dorje wrote:
padma norbu wrote:Is this the same garuda we see in the Tibetan tradition?
It certainly is the same Garuda we see in all Buddhist traditions, and that is the same Vishnu (riding on his shoulders) that we see/hear of in Buddhism.
That second statue is incredible. Where was the photo taken?
Pecatu Indah Resort, Bali.
There is a similar wood sculpture as the first on ebay:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... TQ:US:1123
This thread was inspired by scouring ebay for a wrathful deity or two.
Question: you can't trust China, right? I let a Yama Dharmaraja pass me by for $27 last night for a few reasons: I don't believe it is the correct picture or I don't believe it is really antique since another ebayer with a different name listed the exact same picture on a Yama Dharmaraja going for $179...
The second reason is that I don't practice Yama Dharmaraja. Maybe it is one of the guardians of Namkhai Norbu's lineage; I don't remember. I just remember hearing something about how the Chinese statues often have some details wrong and they are being sold purely for profit. Obviously, since Tibet is called "China" now, that's not always true, but I didn't feel like making a rash Yama Dharmaraja decision at midnight last night. Also, a third reason: they are probably not filled or filled properly is my guess. A chinese shop in NY had statues with one or two little things rattling around inside them and details were wrong in the mudras, etc.
"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron