|Origin Location||Eastern Tibet|
|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
Avadana Painting #4 containing stories 12-14. From a set of 22 tangkas and 108 stories.
(12) Virudhaka's Revenge, the cause and effect from killing.
(13) The Yaksha Haritaka, the story of a daemoness that steals children and the karmic consequences.
(14) Performance of the Miracles, Shakyamuni performs miraculous displays for the benefit of six tirthakas.
The New Karma Gadri Avadana paintings were conceived and sponsored by Situ Panchen Chokyi Jungne (1700-1774). From the first set of paintings numerous copies were later made.
[Story names from Leaves of the Heaven Tree, the Great Compassion of the Buddha by Padma Chopel, 19th century. (Based on the Bodhisattvavadanakalpata of Kshemendra, 11th century). Translated by Deborah Black. Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1997.]
Jeff Watt 4-2000