Karma Guru Tibetan protection amulet (Padmasambhava) in solid silver 925, gold plated 18k, garnets, kalachakra tantra engraved on the back.
Dimensions: 45/35 mm
Total weight of 45 grams
A mala in coconut pearl, copper and rock crystal is offered with pendant
Karma Guru is an angry form of Padmasambhava, Guru Rinpoche in Tibetan.
Padmasambhava (from Sanskrit, born of the lotus) is an 8th century Buddhist master, originally from Kashmir or Kabul, and founder of Himalayan Tantric Buddhism. In Bhutan and Tibet, where members of the Nyingma school consider him a second Buddha, he is better known as Guru Rinpoche ("precious master").
Padmasambhava is not only the founder of Buddhism in Tibet, he is also at the origin of the terma tradition or "Spiritual Treasures" transmitted by those who discover them, the Terchons of the Nyingmapa school. Several times in his teachings Padmasambhava prophesied the coming to Tibet of the Karmapas of the Kagyu school. According to tradition, Padmasambhava appeared on earth incarnated as an 8-year-old child in a lotus flower (hence the Sanskrit name of Padmasambhava) floating on Lake Dhanakosha, located in Gandhara near the current border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Indrabhûti, the king of Oddiyana, is said to be his father or to have recognized him as heir.
According to tradition, Padmasambhava, had as a fervent disciple an Indian princess, Mandarava. The king his father was furious and decided to burn it; but the ascetic survived unharmed, and from the pyre emerged a lake which was called Rewalsar or Tsopéma. The place is therefore sacred and attracts pilgrimages. Around the lake, of rather modest size, are different temples. Accused of the murder of an evil minister, Padmasambhava was banished from the court and chose to live - like Shiva - in cemeteries and to be bound to the asceticism and practice of yoga.
He is also said to have studied shantarâkshita's teachings in Nâlandâr, Bihâr. Padmasambhava's ability to memorize and understand esoteric texts after a single listen establishes his reputation as a master among the masters.
King Trisong Detsen invited Padmasambhava to assist him in Tibet, but the king and guru disagreed. Which of the two was to greet the other first? Padmasambhava made a gesture of greeting towards the king's stick, which caused him to break into a hundred pieces. The king immediately raised his hands as a sign of greeting. Padmasambhava uttered a charm by throwing mustard seeds and the space around them ignited.
Pe-dkar, who was also called dkor-bdag rgyal-po "King of the Lords of Wealth", the first of the demons, did not tolerate seeing a human with supernatural powers capable of competing with his own. So he sent his suite of a thousand demons The'u rank to destroy the guru. When they arrived, they had no chance of killing him because the fire protects him. Defeated, they returned to their master. When Pe-dkar arrived on the scene, the fire was still burning. He began to wonder what the cause was. Intrigued by the charms invoked by the guru, he approached to listen. Knowing this, the guru pierced his ear that hears with his magic kila and makes him deaf. He then pierced his eye that saw and blinded him. He pierced his leg and left him disabled. Pe-dkar thus defeated was obliged to swear to protect The doctrine of Buddha forever.
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