Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Prajnaparamita: Mother of Wisdom

A new outline page for the deity, the personification of the Prajnaparamita text has been uploaded to the site. There are two common iconographic forms of Prajnaparamita. The more common of these is the one face, four armed, yellow deity and the second is the one face two armed white form. There appear to be a number of Revealed Treasure forms and the Tibetan literature for these will need to be consulted. In museum and private collections worldwide there are many examples of Prajnaparamita represented in illuminated manuscripts. Many of these manuscript depictions do not follow the two common Tantric meditation forms discussed above.

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