Our Je Tsongkhapa statues set is fully gold gilded in 24k gold. Additionally, the set of statues was hand crafted using the lost wax sculpting method. As a result, you can rest assured you have procured monastic quality sculptures. Je Tsongkhapa is situated in the center with a disciple on each side of him.
All three of the statues are wearing the robes of ordained monks. This means that they have completed the perfection of the moral discipline. Additionally, the statues are depicted wearing the yellow long eared hats symbolizing that they have completed the perfection of wisdom.
Je Tsongkhapa Statues Set Symbolism
Je Tsongkhapa is believed to be an embodiment of the Manjushri Bodhisattva. As a result, he has a lotus flower growing over each shoulder. Over his right shoulder the lotus flower is featuring the sword of perfected wisdom which is symbolic of Manjushri. Furthermore, the lotus flower over the left shoulder has the book of “Perfected Wisdom” resting in the blossom. Je Tsongkhapa is displaying the Dharmachakra mudra which set the “Wheel of Dharma” in motion.
Je Tsongkhapa developed the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism in the 15th century ACE. The Gelugpa tradition remains as the predominant order of Tibetan Buddhism which still exists today. This Je Tsongkhapa statue set depicts a disciple on each side of him. The disciples of Je Tsongkhapa are Gyaltsabje and Khedrubje. The guru’s disciples are also held in very high esteem and they are incarnations of venerable Buddhist deities. The disciple Gyaltsabje is an incarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara who holds the compassion of all the Buddhas. His disciple Khedrubje was an incarnation of Vajrapani who holds all the power of the Buddhas.
Je Tsongkhapa was held in high regard by his followers because of his common disposition and teaching method. He led mostly by example which had a very endearing affect on his devotees. Additionally, his rebirth in the 15th century was prophesied by the Buddha as an incarnation of Manjushri who would appear in the “Land of the Snows”. He would serve as the protector of this joyful land.