Have you ever heard about Bodhisattva?
A bodhisattva is a Buddhist deity who has attained the highest level of enlightenment, but who delays their entry into Paradise in order to help the earthbound.
Who is this Tibetan bodhisattva?
This figure called Bodhisattva Champhon or Thao Kuwen is a god from Hinduism. It is assumed that he was originally a god of giants. The story of Thao Kuwen appears in Hindu literature since the Vedas period. According to the history of Thao Kuver said: Kuween has practiced for thousands of years until Brahma (the superior god of Hinduism) sympathizes with him as the god of wealth and makes him become the warden for the north!
In Mahayana – Vajrayana Buddhism, Thao Kuvere is known as “Bodhisattva Champhon” who is the god of fortune. he has the status of being Bodhisattva who is responsible for the war against demons and giants At the same time, He is also known as a guardian angel capable of defeating evil from harming humans. The Bodhisattva Champhon in Buddhism is also the giver of fortune and protection from all evil.
We also have Bodhisattva Champhon in Thailand
Bodhisattva Champhon or Thao Kuwen is also popular among Thai people. However we don’t call him as two names mentioned. In Thailand he is called “Vessana” ot “Thao Vesuvan” which is also a god of fortune and warden of the North.
Buddhism in Tibet
Thailand and Tibet are both known as a country of Buddhism but there is a big difference in the word “Buddhism”
Talking to Tibetan Buddhism, we firstly think about Dalai Lama who is the greatest spiritual leader of Tibet.Tibetan Buddhism which can also be called as Lamaism is the Buddhist sect of Mahayana that is mainly found in Tibet, some regions of the Himalayas such as India, Bhutan, and Northern Nepal. Tibetan Buddhism strongly believes in Bodhisattva and the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. It also has a traditional and unique way of practice and mantras.
In Thailand, The official religion is Theravada Buddhism, which has practiced by more than 95% of the population and by many who reside in Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Thai Buddhism has strong belief in self enlightenment meaning no more rebirth which different from Tibetan Buddhism which their beliefs are more into reincarnation and becoming Bodhisattva.
Tibet : The roof of the world
Tibet, a remote and mainly-Buddhist territory. It is governed as an autonomous region of China. Tibet is located on the northern side of the Himalayas, north of India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar (Burma) on the barren tableland of the Tibetan Plateau, the world’s highest region with an average altitude of more than 4,000 m above sea level. This is why Tibet is called the “roof of the world”!
More than just a decor..
Besides its oldness and beauty good for decoration, this antique figure can give you positive calming good energy. Don’t believe until you try it. It’s also good to put this figure near you while you’re doing a meditation. Bodhisattva figure will spread calming energy so you can feel relax and calm throughout your activity of calmness.
Khummeaungnuea : The Antique shop
“Khummeaungnuea” which located in River City has been opened for almost 10 years by “Veerachai Chaicharoen”. The story started when Veerachai was a teenager. He has an interest in the amulet, Pendant, and Buddha Statue. From his interest into the expert. He become more wildly popular in Northern Thailand as “Joke Lumphun” and started his own antique and amulet association in order to inherit Thai antiques and amulets.