7.87″ Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) statue made of copper

$400.00

Material: Copper

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Guru is considered as the divine guiding energy which helps humanity to realize its true nature. This energy works through an able person who is pure enough to hold it. The guru is considered essential and to the Buddhist devotee, the guru is the “enlightened teacher and ritual master”. The guru is the means of awakening. Therefore, someone wishing to attain the state of Buddhahood should please the guru.

In some forms of Buddhism, states Rita Gross, the concept of Guru is of supreme importance.

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 guru is the “enlightened teacher and ritual master”, states Stephen Berkwitz. The guru is known as the vajra guru (literally “diamond guru”). Initiations or ritual empowerments are necessary before the student is permitted to practice a particular tantra, in Vajrayana Buddhist sects found in Tibet and South Asia. 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.

Guhyasanaya Sadhanamala 28, 12th-century

There are Four Kinds of Lama (Guru) or spiritual teacher (Tib. lama nampa shyi) in Tibetan Buddhism:

gangzak gyp 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 dn gyi lama the absolute teacher, which is rigpa, the true nature of mind

In various Buddhist traditions, there are equivalent words for guru, which include Shastri (teacher), Kalyana Mitra (friendly guide, Pali: Kalya-mittat), Acarya (master), and Vajra-Acarya (hierophant). The guru is literally understood as “weighty”, states Alex Wayman, and it refers to the Buddhist tendency to increase the weight of canons and scriptures with their spiritual studies. In Mahayana Buddhism, a term for Buddha is Bhaisajya guru, which refers to “medicine guru”, or “a doctor who cures suffering with the medicine of his teachings”.

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Weight 0.95 kg
Dimensions 20 cm
Material

Copper

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