“The Protector Vajrakilaya”
This warrior-buddha symbolizes clarity of compassion within deliberate wakefulness by displaying vibrant wrathful compassion. Such fiery deep night power presented in this traditional Buddhist iconography, inhabits an innate and expansive field of awareness inherent to all beings. Its laser-like blaze arises within a profoundly refined compassion, understanding and intention, conveying an inscrutable non-violence that cannot be approached merely conceptually.
Padmasambhava is shown at the top, center of the painting. To his right is a Rigden King displaying protector activity. The figure in the lower right corner is of four-armed mahakala, the protector of the Trungpa tulkus Surmang Monastery.