Greeting Card - Gestures of Enlightenment
- Blank inside for your own message
- Dimensions: 7” x 5” (17.8cm x 13.6cm)
- Fits a standard photo frame
- Envelope provided
- Sold singly or as a set of 12 (Save $10)
A series of 12 greeting cards with original artwork conveying the beauty and power of the Buddhas’ gestures. Mark that special occasion with a card that is exquisite, original and auspicious. Send good wishes for long life, wisdom and good fortune with Amitayus’ or White Tara’s gesture, for example, or comfort someone who is suffering by sending Medicine Buddha’s card.
Buddha Amitayus - Meditative EquipoiseWith his hands in the gesture of meditative equipoise Buddha Amitayus holds a bowl brimming with the nectar of immortality, indicating that by relying upon him with faith we can increase our long life, merit and wisdom, and attain the deathless state of a Buddha.
Buddha Avalokiteshvara - Gesture of RespectWith his hands in the gesture of respect at his heart, the Compassion Buddha Avalokiteshvara shows that even though he is enlightened he still relies on his Spiritual Guide, Buddha Amitabha. He holds a jewel that symbolizes his own enlightenment.
Buddha Shakyamuni - Holding a Precious BowlWith his left hand in the gesture of meditative equipoise, Buddha Shakyamuni holds a precious bowl made of lapis lazuli containing three nectars in dicating that through practising the nectar of his Dharma teachings we can also conquer the inner ‘demons’ of uncontrolled death, a contaminated body and mind, and delusions.
Buddha Shakyamuni - Touching the EarthWith his right hand in the gesture of touching the earth, Buddha Shakyamuni indicates that through practising Dharma we too can overcome all outer negative forces.
Je Tsongkhapa - Turning the Wheel of DharmaWith his two hands at his heart in the gesture of turning the Wheel of Dharma, Je Tsongkhapa indicates that by relying upon his teachings we can dispel the darkness of our ignorance.
Medicine Buddha - Holding a Medicinal PlantWith his right hand in the gesture of supreme giving and holding the stem of a medicinal Arura plant, Medicine Buddha indicates that he helps living beings by freeing them from mental and physical sickness. Its three buds indicate that he frees living beings from the three inner poisons of hatred, attachment and ignorance, the source of all illness.
Buddha Green Tara - Supreme GivingWith her right hand in the gesture of supreme giving, Buddha Tara – the manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas – bestows the supreme attainment of enlightenment on all living beings.
Buddha Vajradhara - Bliss and WisdomWith his hands crossed at his heart and holding a vajra and bell, Buddha Vajradhara teaches that our heart practice is to accomplish the union of great bliss and wisdom.
Buddha Vajrayogini - Blissful NectarBy holding in her left hand a skullcup filled with nectar, Buddha Vajrayogini – the wisdom of all Buddhas – shows that by relying upon her with faith we can experience the clear light of bliss and attain enlightenment.
Buddha Vajrayogini - Cutting the DelusionsBy holding in her right hand a curved knife Buddha Vajrayogini – the wisdom of all Buddhas – shows her power to cut the continuum of the delusions and obstacles of her followers and of all living beings.
Buddha Vajrapani - Holding the VajraBy holding aloft in his right hand an upright vajra, Buddha Vajrapani – the Buddha of Spiritual Power – indicates that through sincerely relying upon him we can attain the realization of the actual vajra, the mind of spontaneous great bliss that realizes ultimate truth directly.
Buddha White Tara - Holding an Upala FlowerBy holding an upala fl ower in her left hand, White Tara – the Buddha of long life, wisdom and good fortune – indicates that by relying upon her we can accomplish complete purity of body and mind.