Bodhisattva aspect
of the primordial
and nondualistic
Buddha dimension
from whom all
other 5 elements
origin. He is
accompanied by
a dragon (his
magical riding vehicle)
and peaceful
emanations of
the Bodhisattvas
Manjushri and
Vajrapani.
His crossed arms,
holding vajra (symbol
of male energy)
and gantha (=bell,
symbol of female
energy) symbolize the
overcoming of
dualistic concepts. In
the Gelugpa tradition
he is seen as the
highest Buddha.

Dorje Chang
Tibetan thangka
painted by:
unknown
Nepalese artist
*
  Taeger Collection 
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