original, natural mineral pigments, gouache, and gold on cotton. framed. To see a photo of the framed piece contact me Laura@LauraSanti.com – artwork size: 21 x 25.5″ $3,000. PayPal.Me/LauraSantiSacredArt
Kubera helps people shift from a poverty mentality to a wealth mentality – not only of material things,but of time, helping people take the time to stop and appreciate what is around them. Daily meditation on his yantra, or mandala, helps the mind transform thought forms, slowly changing your brain’s habitual thinking into a brain that has new pathways creating habits of prosperity.
He is also the patron of aesthetic appreciation and artistic creation, as he knows that dwelling on works of great beauty refines us. Kubera is an unusually powerful blend of male and female energies. He is also connected to ecology and environmental concerns of the earth, and fertility as the abundance of life. He is an antidote to pride. In India he is sometimes shown with Lakshmi, goddess of fortune. In that country he is associated with what is called a “magic square”, and puja worship, or a prayer offering, is often done to a drawing of the magic square rather than an image of him.
Magic squares are numerical arrangements constructed in a square grid where the numbers in each line in the grid add up to the same sum. They have been known about in all cultures for thousands of years – Albrecht Durer drew one in the corner of his etching “Melancholia”. In this painting Kubera’s magic square is placed in the breastplate of his horse.
Kubera is a semi-wrathful, dark-colored warrior in the retinue of Ratnasambhava, the Buddha Jewel family of the 5 Buddha families, which is why he is associated with wealth and riches. In the tiered hierarchy of Buddha family structure, he is also said to be one of the 8 generals that accompany Vaishravana who is one of four guardian kings that protect the north face of Mt. Meru (which is both the center of the world, and an alegory for our spine – as per the fact that everything in Tibetan iconography has many meanings). He is dressed in Chinese warrior clothes and holds a mongoose in his left hand that spills out jewels from its mouth.