SOLD – Framed Thangka Painting – Path to Enlightenment (blue, gold, grey, pink and green) 520mm x 430mm


Original hand painted Thangka created by Tibetan refugees. Naggar Valley donates 10% of all profits generated from sales of Thangka paintings to Lha charity in McLeod Ganj, India. For more information regarding the wonderful work that Lha do please visit our About Lha Charity page.

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This piece is painted on cotton canvas with colours of blue, grey, pink, green and gold.  Approximate image size – 330mm x 250mm, total size with frame – 520mm x 430mm.

This striking painting is presented in a bespoke pale grey wooden frame. The silvery natural finish adds an aged feel which compliments the art work perfectly.

A deeply symbolic Thangka, the texts from which this illustration are taken require a long period of deep study to fully understand. In brief, this is the interpretation of the various symbols:

  1. The Path – the way to complete control of one’s mind, each bend represents one of the six powers: hearing, contemplation, mindfulness, alertness, effort, and familiarity.
  2. The Elephant – consciousness
  3. The Monkey – mental agitation
  4. The Rabbit – Fluctuations of the mind
  5. The Stick to control the elephant – alertness
  6. The Rope in the monk’s hand – mindfulness

The five objects or causes of mental agitation are:

  1. The Silk Scarf – touch
  2. Peaches – taste
  3. Water in a conch – scent
  4. Cymbals – sound
  5. A Mirror – form

The fires represent the struggle for control which is reduced through familiarity. After the final stage (in the cave), bliss and ecstasy are reached using the realization of the Wisdom of Emptiness to banish ignorance.

Additional information

Weight2 kg
Dimensions600 x 500 x 150 mm


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