He appears to be seated in a center of paradise. The thankga is also packed with a lot of red and gold, red for passion and gold for wealth. Zoom in on his face and he is shown with an almost-smiling visage and eyes looking down with a calm gaze, symbolizing his overflowing compassion. He has four arms, His inner hands are held close to his chest in an Anjali mudra, or a position of adoration. These hands are also holding a wish-fulfilling gem that is meant to symbolize his spirit of enlightenment, love, and wisdom. Meanwhile, another hand holds beads, a symbol of his phenomenal existence. On another hand is the lotus flower, an important element in Buddhism and can also mean that he guides living beings but is free from being attached to things and beings. On top of his monk’s robes is an antelope head and skin draped on his left shoulder as another sign for compassion. In the bottom right is a blue-skinned Vajrapani, a wrathful deity who signifies the sacred power of Buddhas. Opposite him is Manjushri, the deity of supreme wisdom who holds the Book of Wisdom and a blazing sword that cuts ignorance and misery. On space on top of his head appears to be a small red Buddha that signifies he belongs to the lotus family of Amitabha.
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