Prajnaparamita

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Prajnaparamita in short means “Perfection of wisdom” is the embodiment of transcendent wisdom of all buddhas, non grasping of form, sensation, perception, volition and cognition. The word is the combination of the Sanskrit words prajna "wisdom" with paramita "perfection". It is referred as the perfected way of seeing the nature of reality, and to a particular body of sutras. It personifies the concept of the "Great Mother" (Tibetan: Yum Chenmo) in Bodhisattva.

Statue Description:
The statue of Four Armed figural form “Prajnaparamita” has two arms against the chest forming the Dharmachakra Mudra. The right hand holds the rosary and the left hand holds text called Prajnaparamita sutra. This sutras has two parts. One is diamond sutra about impermanence and nature of reality. The other is heart sutra about emptiness. Prajnaparamita is also personified as womb of all Buddhas as Buddha is born from the practice of paramitas.

Material: Wooden Craft handmade. This statue is master piece of classical newar art on wood.
Height: 40cm
Material: Wood

Prajnaparamita Sutras:
The Prajnaparamita Sutras were a collection of about forty texts composed somewhere around Indian subcontinent between approximately 100 BC and AD 600. Some Prajnāpāramitā sūtras are thought to be among the earliest Mahāyāna sūtras. Prajnaparamita is a central concept in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Its practice and understanding are taken to be indispensable elements of the Bodhisattva path.
Its root text in Mahayana Buddhism states that perfection of the following six paramitas leads to enlightenment.

Prajna: Wisdom (Insight)
Dana: Charity
Sila: Ethics
Ksanti: Forbearance
Virya: Effort
Dhyana: Contemplation