Guru Rinpoche Statue

The Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) statue in Narsingh Gompa at Muktinath.

In the past, Tibet's king Tri-song Dé-u tsen sent a translator to India to invite the Great Master to tame the land for the great Samyé Monastery. As the Great Master traveled to Tibet, he considered the people of Lo-wo as his disciples and constructed a temple here in Lo-wo. As its inner sacred support, the Lotus-Born Master sculpted a statue resembling himself, to be placed in the temple. That temple is now the Lamp Temple and the inner sacred support within it, the statue made by the Guru's own hand, is the Guru 'Looks-like me' statue that can now be seen there.

(The Clear Mirror)

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