Four Friends Thangka
The Four Friends Thangka presents the beautiful story of friendship and unity. The four animals Elephant, Monkey, Hare, and Peacock. Here goes the story. One sunny day all four animals were discussing to find out who is the oldest among them.
The elephant told him that the tree had completely grown up when it was young, added the monkey, the tree when it was young was small, the hare, when it was young, saw the tree grow like a sapling and the bird had announced it had excreted the seed from which the tree was rising.
The other animals thus recognized the bird as the oldest, and the four animals lived together in co-dependence and cooperation, helping one another to enjoy the tree’s fruits. After the story is finished the Partridge was the Buddha in a previous life is revealed.