Gandhanra Acient Tibetan Buddhist Woodblock Plate, Bhaisajyaguru,Medicine Buddha with Mantra,From Derge Parkhang Sutra Printing Temple
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❤This woodblock plate is collected from the Derge Sutra Printing Temple (a famous cultural heritage).it was made about 100 years ago.
It is handmade on traditional Tibetan engraving techniques(Please see the introduction below),like they did it 300 years ago.
Front Side:Its front is a statue of Medicine Buddha and the text surrounding him is the Tibetan version of his Mantra:
ཨོཾ་ན་མོ་བྷ་ག་ཝ་ཏེ། བྷཻ་ཥ་ཛྱེ་གུ་རུ་བཻ་ཌཱུརྱ་པྲ་བྷ་རཱ་ཛཱ་ཡ། ཏ་ཐཱ་ག་ཏཱ་ཡ། ཨརྷ་ཏེ་སམྱཀྶཾ་བུདྡྷཱ་ཡ། ཏདྱ་ཐཱ། ཨོཾ་བྷཻ་ཥ་ཛྱེ་བྷཻ་ཥ་ཛྱེ། མ་ཧཱ་བྷཻ་ཥ་ཛྱེ། བྷཻ་ཥ་ཛྱེ་རཱ་ཛཱ་སཱ་མུངྒ་ཏེ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ།
Tayata Oṃ Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze Radza Samudgate Soha.
Back Side:carved Mani Jewel
Cintāmaṇi is a wish-fulfilling jewel within both Hindu and Buddhist traditions, said by some to be the equivalent of the philosopher's stone in Western alchemy. It is one of several Mani Jewel images found in Buddhist scripture.
In Buddhism it is held by the Bodhisattvas (divine beings with great compassion, wisdom and power) Avalokiteshvara and Ksitigarbha. It is also seen carried upon the back of the Lung Ta (wind horse) which is depicted on Tibetan prayer flags. By reciting the Dharani (small hymn) of Cintamani, Buddhist tradition maintains that one attains the Wisdom of Buddha, able to understand the truth of the Buddha, and turn afflictions into Bodhi. It is said to allow one to see the Holy Retinue of Amitabha and assembly upon one's deathbed. In Tibetan Buddhist tradition the Chintamani is sometimes depicted as a luminous pearl and is in the possession of several of different forms of the Buddha.
On the sides of this wood engraving, skinned in brass and inlaid with red agate and turquoise, it has hanging loops at the top for hanging
You can use it to print the lungta of the Medicine Buddha in the traditional way.
Height: 110mm / 4.33 inches
Width: 85mm / 3.35 inches
Thickness: 20mm / 0.8 inches
Bhaisajya is the Buddha of healing and medicine in Mahayana Buddhism. Commonly referred to as the "Medicine Buddha", he is described as a doctor who cures dukkha (suffering) using the medicine of his teachings.
Bhaisajyaguru is Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light and the Buddha of healing and medicine in Mahayana Buddhism. Commonly referred to as the "Medicine Buddha", he is described as a doctor who cures dukkha (suffering) using the medicine of his teachings.
Bhaisajyaguru's original name and title was raja (King), but Xuanzang translated it as Tathagata (Buddha). Subsequent translations and commentaries followed Xuanzang in describing him as a Buddha. The image of Bhaisajyaguru is usually expressed with a canonical Buddha-like form holding a gallipot and, in some versions, possessing blue skin. Though also considered to be a guardian of the East, in most cases Akshobhya is given that role. As an exceptional case, the honzon of Mount Koya's Kongobu Temple was changed from Akshobhya to Bhaisajyaguru.
❤ABOUT DERGE SUTRA PRINTING TEMPLE
The Dêrgê Barkang (pronunciation "Dehr-gheh", alternative names Derge Parkhang, Dege Parkhang, Derge Sutra Printing Temple, Dege Yinjing Yuan, Derge Barkhang, Dege Barkhang, Barkhang, Parkhang, Bakong Scripture Printing Press and Monastery) is the barkang (printing house) associated to the Goinqên Monastery. It is one of the foremost cultural treasures of Tibet. Derge is a county seat in a high valley in Kham, an eastern district of traditional Tibet which is now part of China's Sichuan Province. The Derge Parkhang is a living institution devoted to the printing and preservation of Tibetan literature, a printing temple that holds the greatest number of Tibetan woodblocks in the world.
The Derge Sutra Printing Temple (Parkhang in Tibetan) is one of the most important cultural, social, religious and historical institutions in Tibet. Founded in 1729 by Demba Tsering, the fortieth King of Derge (1678–1739) with the spiritual and literature assistance of the 8th Tai Situ Panchen Chokyi Jungne, the Derge Parkhang is an active center for publication of Tibetan Buddhist sutra, commentaries, and thangka as well as works of history, technology, biography, medicine and literature. Books are still being made in the same way as they have been for almost three hundred years: handprinted from hand-carved wooden blocks. Cinnabar is used to colour the text red,in which workers can print eight to fifteen pages manually a minute,2500 in a day,from wooden blocks that have already been engraved with text.Thirty printers are in working condition where printers work in pairs, one puts ink on wooden press, later cleaned in a trough, while the other rolls a piece of paper using a roller which is imprinted red with sayings of Buddha.
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