Silver statue of the Buddha of compassion, Avalokitesvara
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Silver 4″ figure of the great Buddha of compassion, Avalokitesvara, who split into 1000 emanations at the sight of all the suffering and sorrow of mankind. Who is Avalokitesvara?: Avalokitesvara is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. He is one of the more widely revered bodhisattvas in mainstream Mahayana Buddhism. In China and its sphere of cultural influence, Avalokitesvara is often depicted in a female form known as Guan Yin. (However, in Taoist mythology, Guan Yin has other origination stories which are unrelated to Avalokitesvara.) Avalokitesvara is also referred to as Padmapani (“Holder of the Lotus”) or Lokesvara (“Lord of the World”). In Tibetan, Avalokitesvara is known as Chenrezig, and is said to be incarnated in the Dalai Lama, the Karmapa and other high Lamas.