Qing Dynasty Buddha Statue Tibetan Buddhism Vajrayana Guru Lama Bhikkhu Master
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Qing Dynasty Buddha Statue Tibetan Buddhism Vajrayana Guru Lama Bhikkhu Master:
In Vajrayana Buddhism's Tantric teachings, the rituals require the guidance of a guru.The guru is considered essential and to the Buddhist devotee. The tantras state that the guru is equivalent to Buddha, states Berkwitz, and is a figure to worship and whose instructions should never be violated.
The guru is the Buddha, the guru is the Dhamma, and the guru is the Sangha.
The guru is the glorious Vajradhara, in this life only the guru is the means [to awakening]. Therefore, someone wishing to attain the state of Buddhahood should please the guru.There are Four Kinds of Lama (Guru) or spiritual teacher in Tibetan Buddhism:
gangzak gyüpé lama — the individual teacher who is the holder of the lineage
gyalwa ka yi lama — the teacher which is the word of the buddhas
nangwa da yi lama — the symbolic teacher of all appearances
rigpa dön gyi lama — the absolute teacher, which is rigpa, the true nature of mind
Religion: China TibetRegion: Tibetan buddhismYear : Qing dynastyHeight: 14.5 cm／5.7 inWidth: 13.5 cm / 5.3 inDepth : 10.5 cm / 4.1 in