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The Great Perfection of Aa - original

The central character illuminates pure and white pure among aura like swirls spinning from blackness. As this is the root syllable 'a' 'ཨ་' in the classical Uchen script of the Tibetan alphabet from which all other sounds are produced, it is considered pure and stainless. It represents the ultimate true nature of mind, which is equaled in all beings.

The lower line of calligraphy in the Tibetan Petsug script translates as: 'The ultimate true nature of the uncontrived great perfection that is embodied and expressed in the sound of the essential syllable 'a'.'

Black Chinese ink on heavy watercolour paper, 57 x 76 cm, 2012