Original: gouache and 22 carat gold on linen approx. 8”x8” 2009
Troma Nagmo, the primary deity of the Buddhist Nyingma Chod practice, the Great Wrathful Mother of compassion, pure relative truth and perfect wisdom.
She is the wrathful form of Prajnaparamita, the Queen of all Buddhas. Her wrathfulness expresses the intensity of her compassion for all beings, and burns through the fabric of duality, the illusion of this and that, right and wrong, God separate from Me.
From a burning commitment to practice, the syllables Ha Ri Ni Sa appear on a 4-petal lotus. Glowing, their light invites the nectar of wisdom from the hearts of all Buddhas to dissolve in the samaya nectar, mixing together to become a great ocean of wisdom.