(Thangka detail)
The historical
Gautama Buddha
in monks robe,
holding a bowl with
nectar (the essence of 
life and immortality: 
a radiant white liquid)
and symbolically
touching the earth 
with his right hand
as a witness for
his enlightenment,
which he reached under
a Bodhi-tree in Bodh
Gaya 2300 years ago.
The picture shows
the moment of
Enlightment in which
Shakyamuni has a
radiant golden rainbow
body, a blue body aura
of peace and magical
perfection and the
green head aura of 
highest awareness.

Shakya Tubpa
Tibetan thangka
painted by:
Dorje Taktzak
  Taeger Collection
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