The Je Tsongkapa system for depicting the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas is stated in his writings to be based on his own meditative vision and not on a textual source. This episode from the life-story is well depicted in art. The images in this gallery are all of painting number #14 from different versions of the fifteen painting set depicting the life story of Je Tsongkapa. At the middle left side of the composition is a small figure of Tsongkapa in front of a standing gold statue of Maitreya. Directly above are two artists painting a wall mural. Above that is a sphere containing the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas as described in the vision of Tsongkapa. (See a single composition of the life story with the Confession Buddhas at the top center).
(gsung 'bum tsong kha pa, sku 'bum par ma. sangs rgyas so lnga'i mngon rtogs dang lha sku'i phyag tshad bzhugs so. Vol.11 [da] page 709).